The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

African lessons for Australia

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Abstract

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is the most prominent of the “transparency measures” that national governments, multilateral organisations and nongovernment organisations of civil society have forged over the last decade to cope, it is said, with the excesses of private development in the resource sectors of the South. “Transparency” has to date been rather narrowly defined as the balance between the taxes paid by the extractive industries to national governments and the taxes received by those governments, an equation that ideally sums to zero, though broadened definitions are currently being pursued within and without the organisation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAfrican Renaissance and Australia Conference Proceedings
EditorsT. Lyons
Place of PublicationPerth
PublisherAfrican Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventAfrican Renaissance and Australia (36th : 2013) - Perth
Duration: 27 Nov 201329 Nov 2013

Conference

ConferenceAfrican Renaissance and Australia (36th : 2013)
CityPerth
Period27/11/1329/11/13

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    Hawker, G. (2014). The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: African lessons for Australia. In T. Lyons (Ed.), African Renaissance and Australia Conference Proceedings (pp. 1-14). Perth: African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific.