Transparency and Accountability

This page contains information and useful resources on transparency and accountability in the extractives sector.

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Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative(EITI) Standards.

EITI International Secretariat

The EITI Standard is the international standard for transparency and accountability around a country's oil, gas and mineral resources. When implemented, the EITI ensures transparency on how a country's natural resources are governed. This ranges from how the rights are issued, to how the resources are monetised, to how they benefit the citizens and the economy.


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Open Government Partnership


OGP Steering Committee

OGP was launched in 2011 to provide an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens.


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The Republic of Kenya Open Government Partnership National Action Plan II

Kenya OGP Steering Committee,
Office of the Deputy President and the Ministry of ICT,
Civil society

This is the Second OGP National Action Plan (NAP) for Kenya and the first under this administration. The process begun in February 2015 following consultations between the Ministry of ICT and the Office of the Deputy President.


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Revenue Watch Index

Revenue watch Institute
Transparency International

The Revenue Watch Index is a tool for citizens, parliamentarians, civil society organizations, corporations and the media to demand from government's higher standards of disclosure on oil, gas and mining.


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The Natural Resource Charter Benchmarking Framework

Natural Resource Governance Institute,
Rob Pitman, David Manley

The Natural Resource Charter Benchmarking Framework is a tool for benchmarking a country's management of oil, gas and minerals against global best practices. Created in response to government and civil society demand for a practical way to measure resource governance, the framework is the product of five years of expert input and testing in more than 15 country projects.

2016 edition

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Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected & High-Risk Areas: A Resource for Companies and Investors.

Principles for Responsible Investment
United Nations Global Compact

Aims to assist companies in implementing responsible business practices in conflict-affected and high-risk areas consistent with the Global Compact Ten Principles.


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Addressing security and Human Rights challenges in complex environments knowledge Hub.

Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

This Knowledge Hub aims to bring relevant resources and tools together within a coherent, accessible structure which facilitates problem-solving both at headquarters and at field levels.


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