Ba Aliou Coulibaly, the Technical Coordinator of the PWYP Coalition in Mauritania, explores how the country has progressed (and failed to progress) since becoming EITI compliant in December 2012. This article originally appeared (in French) on the Cridem site
After the many twists and turns that characterised the process of implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Mauritania was finally declared EITI compliant in February 2012.
On Friday, April 17th 2009, ECOWAS Ministers of Mines and Industries met in Abuja to adopt the Draft ECOWAS Mining Directive after a two-day meeting of experts from Member States.
The West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF), which includes numerous members of the Publish What You Pay coalition put out the following press statement.
At the end of the PWYP African regional meeting, which took place at Limbe on March 2007, a regional action plan was approved by the PWYP coalitions throughout Africa.
In order to further develop, improve and implement some sections of the action plan, the members of the PWYP campaign in Africa agreed to meet in Libreville, Gabon, from 27 to 29 June 2007 after an EITI training organized by the World Bank mostly for French-speaking countries in Africa.
On 3 August 2005, a junta led by Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, director-general of the Sûreté National, and Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, commander of the presidential security battalion, seized power in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
Publish What You Pay (PWYP), the global civil society coalition campaigning for transparency in the extractive industries, welcomes the World Bank’s effort to extend transparency in this sector beyond revenues through its new EITI++ initiative. EITI++ includes disclosure along the spectrum, from the licensing of concessions all the way to government spending.
Les activités minières et pétrolières ont contribué en 2006 à hauteur de 85% aux recettes d’exportation de la Mauritanie et de 38% des recettes budgétaires. Les compagnies pétrolières ont versé, à elles seules, 88, 933 millions de dollars au trésor de notre pays la même année. C’est ce qui ressort du rapport du Comité National pour la transparence des industries extractives lors d’un atelier organisé lundi à l’Immeuble El Khaïma.
WASHINGTON, DC — The Revenue Watch Institute welcomes today’s World Bank announcement of a new comprehensive approach to helping resource-rich countries harness the current boom in oil and commodities prices for development.
Washington, DC: Transparency International (TI) welcomes the World Bank’s launch of the EITI++, an expansion of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) into a broader scheme to ensure that natural resources produce long-term development benefits for resource-rich yet poor nations.
“Extractive resources need to provide real benefits for the peoples of the countries where these minerals are located,” said Huguette Labelle, Chair of the Board of Directors of Transparency International on welcoming the EITI++ initiative announced here by World Bank President Robert B.
Washington, DC and London: Publish What You Pay (PWYP), the global civil society coalition campaigning for transparency in the extractive industries, welcomes the World Bank’s effort to extend transparency in this sector beyond revenues through its new EITI++ initiative. EITI++ includes disclosure along the spectrum, from the licensing of concessions all the way to government spending.