Past the Tipping Point? Contract Disclosure within EITI

When governments and private sector companies agree to exploit publicly owned natural resources, citizens have the right to know the terms of the resulting deals. These terms are contained in licenses, contracts, regulations and legislation. While regulations and legislation are usually public, licenses and contracts often are not.

Tanzania Extractive Industries (Transparency and Accountability) Act, 2015

This Bill intends to introduce the Tanzania Extractive Industries, Transparency and Accountability Act, for the purpose of establishing  the Extractive Industries, Transparency and Accountability Committee whose prime duty is to ensure that there is transparency and accountability in extractive industry. In securing transparency and accountability of extractive industries, this Bill responds to challenges faced by […]

Fourth TEITI Report: Increase of revenues or increase in extractive industry transparency?

One of the basic features of extractive industry transparency initiative (EITI) is that it provides citizens with information which they can use to demand for accountability which ultimately results to resource good governance; Greater appreciation of the contributions of Extractive Iindustry (EIs) to the country forinstance EIs contributed 10.6% of Government revenue in 2011/12. This […]

Greater Transparency in State-Investor Contracts urged by CSOs

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have called upon the government to create greater transparency in state-investor contracts as well as revenues that companies pay the government of Tanzania. The call was made by CSOs during a training session to familiarise CSOs with the new EITI Standards and the principles of good extractives revenue management, many expressed […]

CSO training on the New EITI Standards

Policy Forum in collaboration with the Tanzania Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TEITI) and Hakimadini have organised a training (2nd to 3rd April 2014) in Arusha aimed at getting northern Tanzania civil society representatives working on extractives issues up to speed with the new EITI standards so as to enhance their ability to hold their government into […]

Open Letter to EITI Chairperson on Consultation for Contract Transparency

Chairman, Tanzania Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TEITI) P.O. Box 9333, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Dear Sir. Re. Consultation for Contract Transparency Reference is made to the EITI International Secretariat updated Communique dated 14 February 2013 on the above subject. We, the undersigned civil society organizations in our monthly meeting on March 28, 2013 observed Tanzania’s […]