CESD is the coordinating body for the Leading Authority of the Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MEITI).
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global standard promoting open and accountable management of natural resources – notably in the oil, gas and mining industries. In each implementing country it is supported by a coalition of governments, companies and civil society working together. MEITI is part of the global EITI network.
MEITI is lead by a Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) comprising representatives of the government, businesses and civil society organisations. Dr Zaw Oo, CESD Executive Director, is the National Coordinator for the MSG, and CESD provides secretariat support to MEITI.
In January 2016, the first MEITI Report was submitted to the EITI International Secretariat. The report is a key requirement for Myanmar as an ‘EITI Candidate Country’, and supports the objective of attaining ‘EITI Compliant’ status in 2017.
In May 2015, MEITI released its Institutional and regulatory assessment of the extractive industries in Myanmar (link to external MEITI website), providing a baseline assessment of the oil and gas, mining (including jade and gemstones) and hydropower sectors in Myanmar. The report examines the roles of different levels of government, the legislative framework (including taxation and licencing), the reported levels of exports and production, and some of the historical background. The report, and an Executive Summary, are available in English and Myanmar on the MEITI website, http://myanmareiti.org/publications.
For further information, please visit the MEITI website, www.myanmareiti.org.