25 Feb Winners of the 2016 EITI Chair Awards announced
This article originally appeared on the website of the EITI International Secretariat (eiti.org)
The DRC, Ghana, Mongolia and the Philippines receive awards.
Chair of the EITI, Clare Short announced the winners of the 2016 EITI Chair’s Award at the opening session of the EITI Global Conference in Lima on 24 February.
The four winners in 2016 were:
- The Democratic Republic of Congofor leading the way on beneficial ownership.
- Ghanafor taking the recommendations from its EITI Reports and turning them into reforms.
- Mongoliafor its improvements in making data available.
- The Philippinesfor the impact of its EITI.
HE Georges Wembi, Minister of Planning and Chair of the DRC Multi-stakeholder group; HE Mona Quartey, Deputy Minister of Finance, Ghana; HE Rentsendoo Jigjid, Minister of Mining, Mongolia; andHE Cesar Purisima, Secretary of Finance of the Philippines received the awards on behalf of their countries.
At the last EITI Global Conference in Sydney in 2013 three awards were given:
- Nigeria, for going beyond the EITI minimum standard and for making the EITI relevant and influencing policy in the country.
- Togo, for producing a video that captures the spirit of the EITI and how it benefits citizens.
- Sonny Mulengafrom Zambia, for producing a video that captures the spirit of the EITI and how it benefits citizens.
At the 2011 EITI Global Conference in Paris three countries were awarded:
- Mongoliafor consistent improvement in reporting; the
- Central African Republicfor rapid implementation; and the
- Kyrgyz Republicfor achievement despite political instability.
At the EITI Global Conference in Doha in 2009, the following three countries won:
- Liberiafor its rapid progress;
- Azerbaijanfor being the first compliant country, and
- Kazakhstanfor its communication efforts.