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Vision , Mission, and Objectives

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Published: Thursday, 17 November 2016
Written by Super User

Vision , Mission &General Objective:

vision

To see that the natural resource wealth of Ethiopia becomes an engine for sustainable development and poverty alleviation through the institutionalization of transparent, accountable and effective management of resources generation and utilization.

  Mission

 EEITI is to provide strategic, transparent and applicable framework where Government, Private Sector and Civil Society groups work together capably to ensure that, the natural resources and related revenues generated are used judiciously to the benefit of the Ethiopian people, so that the negative consequences of Extractive Industries are avoided; and then these aims are achieved through the application of the EITI principles, improving public awareness to encourage public monitoring and participation.

 

General Objective:

 The general objective of the Ethiopian EITI is to optimize the benefits of the extractive industries in order to transform the human development path of Ethiopia. Specifically, it proposes interventions that seek to mutually encourage greater citizen involvement while at the same time improving the capacity of federal and regional institutions for accountable and responsive governance. In doing so, the financial and technical support we look for will also enhance the capacity of the EEITI Secretariat & tripartite groups to work towards fulfilling Ethiopia’s commitments under EITI candidacy status and ensure the country becomes compliant with the EITI standard by 2017. 

 

 

CSO

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Published: Tuesday, 15 November 2016
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Civil Society Organization(CSO)

Proclamation 621/2009 defines the word “society” as “an association of persons organized on non-profit making and voluntary basis for the promotion of the rights and interests of its members and to undertake other similar lawful purposes as well as to coordinate with institutions of similar objectives”. Accordingly, two or more persons can form an association for non-profit making purposes and on a voluntary basis. Here it is important to look into the word “person” as stated in the definition of the word “society”. Article 2(8) of the CS Proclamation defines the word “person” as “any physical or juridical person”. Therefore, the law clearly guarantees the rights of juridical persons such as CSOs to come together and form an association. In other words, association of associations is permitted by the Proclamation.  

Core Principles

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Published: Tuesday, 15 November 2016
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CORE PRINCIPLES

1.   We share a belief that the prudent use of natural resource wealth should be an important engine for sustainable economic growth that contributes to sustainable development and poverty reduction, but if not managed properly, can create negative economic and social impacts.

2.  We affirm that management of natural resource wealth for the benefit of a country’s citizens is in the domain of sovereign governments to be exercised in the interests of their national development.

3.    We recognize that the benefits of resource extraction occur as revenue streams over many years and can be highly price dependent.

4.     We recognize that a public understanding of government revenues and expenditure over time could help public debate and inform choice of appropriate and realistic options for sustainable development.

5.  We underline the importance of transparency by governments and companies in the extractive industries and the need to enhance public financial management and accountability.

6.   We recognize that achievement of greater transparency must be set in the context of respect for contracts and laws.

7.     We recognize the enhanced environment for domestic and foreign direct investment that financial transparency may bring.

8.    We believe in the principle and practice of accountability by government to all citizens for the stewardship of revenue streams and public expenditure.

9.    We are committed to encouraging high standards of transparency and accountability in public life, government operations and in business.

10. We believe that a broadly consistent and workable approach to the disclosure of payments and revenues is required, which is simple to undertake and to use.

11. We believe that payments’ disclosure in a given country should involve all extractive industry companies operating in that country.

 

12.In seeking solutions, we believe that all stakeholders have important and relevant contributions to make – including governments and their agencies, extractive industry companies, service companies, multilateral organizations, financial organizations, investors and non-governmental organizations.

EEITI Requirements

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Published: Tuesday, 15 November 2016
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The EEITI requirements:

1.     Effective oversight by the multi-stakeholder group.

2.     Timely publication of EITI Reports.

3.     EITI Reports that include contextual information about the extractive industries.

4.     The production of comprehensive EITI Reports that include full government disclosure of extractive industry revenues, and disclosure of all material payments to government by oil, gas and mining companies.

5.     A credible assurance process applying international standards.

6.     EITI Reports that are comprehensible, actively promoted, publicly accessible, and contribute to public debate.

 

7.     The multi-stakeholder group to take steps to act on lessons learned and review the outcomes and impact of EITI implementation

progress and achivements

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Published: Tuesday, 15 November 2016
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Progress & Achievements

Up until now, the EEITI has undertaken immense activities and gained tangible experiences and solid working ground for a rigorous implementations. Some of the key achievements summarized as follows:

(i)                Established the Ethiopian National Steering Committee (ENSC) drawn from civil society companies and the government entities;  and adoption of an internal governance where the ENSC meets on a quarterly basis

(ii)             Established the EEITI implementation Secretariat

(iii)           Improved capacity at the Ministry of Mines, particularly for the staff of the implementation secretariat and ENSC members through knowledge sharing; training the EEITI multi-stakeholders and local and foreign CSOs; organizing workshops for extractive companies and relevant government entities  on issues related to mining taxation, transparency and basics of EITI

(iv)     Engaging the ENSC to deliberate on issues such as EEITI progress and achievements, setting criteria for selection of companies for the EEITI membership and approval of the terms of reference of the ENSC;

(v)             Induced strong willingness of the CSO, companies and government to work together to ensure the EITI implementation; and ensuring the participation of companies which are currently paying royalty for the government and government mining enterprises in EITI implementation

(vi)    Strengthening cooperation with the World Bank, UNDP and USAID to secure financial support for the EEITI

(vii) Up scaling awareness creation of the EITI implementation through various means at national level

(viii)  Collection and reporting of the revenues from licensing and administration of ERCA

(ix)    EEITI is determined to further expand its scope if activities relegated to removing barriers to eh EITI implementation (such as reforming the mining law) and expansion of EITI implementation to sub-national level.