DRC: Lack of Transparency on Mining Industries

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DRC: Lack of Transparency on Mining Industries.
DRC: Lack of Transparency on Mining Industries.

The Democratic Republic of Congo has failed to meet the requirements of the EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) standard, according to an internal report by the organization.

The EITI Board of Directors and its international secretariat are expected to submit their
recommendations and corrective actions in August.

The Canadian company CowaterSogema was responsible for conducting the evaluation and
issued its report on July 25.

The 10-page document reveals that the DRC “failed to meet the requirements” for transparency of the EITI standard, even though this initiative, which is supposed to clean up the management of extractive industries, has, according to the authors of this report, improve information collection.

The country has been committed since 2005 to implementtheses. Fourteen years later, the
essentials remain to be done.

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