“Today, I can announce that the United States will join the global initiative in which these industries, governments and civil society, all work together for greater transparency so that taxpayers receive every dollar they’re due from the extraction of natural resources.”
The United States’ implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) grew from a government-wide commitment to transparency initiated by US President Barack Obama. The Open Government National Action Plan of 2011 established the US commitment to implement the EITI.
The Department of the Interior was selected as the government office responsible for overseeing the USEITI process. In March of 2014, the US was recognized as an EITI candidate country. In December 2015, the first USEITI report was published online. The USEITI report includes revenues, production data, employment figures, profiles of communities where resource extraction takes place, and a wealth of additional information about the extractives sector in the United States. Explore the full report here.
The second USEITI report will be published in the Fall 2016.
A multi-stakeholder group (MSG) of civil society, government and industry actors cooperates in the design and implementation of the USEITI. The PWYP-US secretariat and coalition members, including the Project on Government Oversight, Global Witness, and Oxfam America are actively engaged in the USEITI MSG.