By Ahmed Mousa Jiyad.
Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
Iraqi EITI Report 2011: The Need to Act Promptly,
Effectively and Properly
This contribution was based on PowerPoint presentations I delivered before “EITI Beyond Compliance Report Analysis Workshop” organised by Revenue Watch Institute-RWI (USA), Erbil, Iraq, 6-8 June 2013, and was attended by 20 of the strongest Extractive Industry governance focused Iraqi Civil Society Organisations-CSOs’ Coalition members.
Iraq is required to present its Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative-IEITI Report 2011 by December 2013. The Secretariat and the Multi-Stakeholders Group of the IEITI hold critical, if not the prime, responsibility in the reporting process leading to releasing the national report in compliance with the EITI Standard.
Since the IEITI Report 2011 is expected to be qualitatively and quantitatively very different from previous two reports for 2009 and 2010, both the Secretariat and the Multi-Stakeholders Group face serious challenges in producing the anticipated high/ different quality report within the limited available time.
This paper focuses mainly on short term perspectives and attempts to identify the most important challenges, proposing some practical suggestion, identifying few opportunities of international cooperation and finally ends with concluding remarks.
Mr Jiyad is an independent development consultant, scholar and Associate with Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES), London. He was formerly a senior economist with the Iraq National Oil Company and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil, Chief Expert for the Council of Ministers, Director at the Ministry of Trade, and International Specialist with UN organizations in Uganda, Sudan and Jordan. He is now based in Norway (Email: [email protected]).