A 2015 report on Ease of Doing business by the World Bank ranked Uganda 150 out of 189 countries. Uganda ranks below its East African community neighbours except Burundi, and according to the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2013 was valued at USD 1.19 Billion mainly from India and China. The … Continue reading “How Bankable is Uganda’s Energy and Extractives Sector?”

The board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is meeting in Oslo this week to discuss, among other issues, the mainstreaming of extractive sector reporting. As focus moves away from EITI reports to governments’ own systems, it is important to examine the initiative’s relationship with key domestic actors like supreme audit institutions. Supreme audit institutions … Continue reading “Four Ways Supreme Audit Institutions and EITI Can Bolster Each Other”

Extractive industries have a vast global footprint and present a primary sector in many countries. Approximately 3,5 billion people live in countries rich in oil, gas or minerals. In 2010, it was estimated that the formal mining sector alone employed more than 3,7 million workers, with a further 25 million people working in artisanal and … Continue reading “Linking Extractive Industries and the Sustainable Development Goals”

WGEI held a 2-days transfer pricing course in Oslo facilitated by Anders Pilskog and August Schneider from the Office of the Auditor General of Norway. The course was well attended with participants from Uganda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Norway and the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI). The aim of the course was both to emphasise the … Continue reading “Transfer pricing course held in Oslo 21st-22nd November 2017”

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) recently hosted a peer-learning workshop in Yaoundé, Cameroon (28-30 November) for Francophone Africa. A great number of French speaking African countries are working towards implementing the EITI standards, to demonstrate transparency in their extractive industries sectors. Implementing the standards is challenging. The EITI Secretariat is increasingly interested in using the work of SAIs … Continue reading “Peer Learning Event for EITI Implementing in Francophone Countries in Africa”