Sierra Leone: EITI compliant

Issue 277 - 20 May 2014 | 1 minute read

The board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) declared Sierra Leone EITI compliant on 26 April. EITI compliance means that the country must regularly publish the government’s revenues from its natural resources, and Sierra Leone is required to produce its 2012 EITI report by the end of this year. “I hope this will lead to a process of reform that brings real benefits to the people of Sierra Leone,” said EITI board chair Clare Short. “EITI compliance does not mean that the country’s natural resources are managed in a fully transparent manner, but it is a step on the way and means that citizens can see what revenues the country gets from these resources.”

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