On 16 February, Devex reported that an ambitious new program to fight corruption by identifying who benefits from the proceeds of lucrative extractive industries is being launched by transparency campaigners.  “Opening Extractives” is a collaboration between Open Ownership and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).  The campaigners hope that the project will ultimately reduce funds lost by countries to corruption and increase tax revenue, allowing more public finances to be spent on services such as health care and education.

See also the WWF: Targeting Natural Resources Corruption –

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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