A number of governments, including those of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, support the EITI. These governments provide political, technical and financial support to the initiative. Although the only formal requirement of a supporting country is to make a clear public endorsement of the initiative, there are many other possible ways for a country to support the initiative. Here are some suggestions:

  • Support and promote EITI in international and multilateral forums.
  • Encourage own companies to become supporters of the initiative.
  • Undertake outreach events to promote awareness of the initiative domestically especially with companies and civil society.
  • Encourage resource-rich countries, through diplomatic and commercial channels, to implement the EITI.
  • Consider providing technical support in resource management to implementing countries which have low technical capacity. Where the supporting country is comparatively well placed to provide this assistance, ensure that this technical support is well coordinated with other efforts and supporting multi-stakeholder group priorities.
  • Commit to high standards of transparency in domestic extractive sector.
  • Finance the international management of the EITI and the World Bank-administered Multi-Donor Trust Fund.

Download a one-page sheet that explains how a government can become a supporting country.

The following countries are presently supporting the initiative:

For more information please contact Eddie Rich in the EITI International Secretariat.