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In early 2015 the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) will begin its early validation process in Azerbaijan, where government opposition toward civil society organizations, including the unjust arrest of a prominent transparency advocate, has stalled EITI-related activities since 2013...

A study tour in September brought six Mongolian MPs and three parliamentary staff members to western Canada, where they met with tax and public finance officials from British Columbia and Alberta, provincial and federal legislators, leaders of Canada’s First Nations (indigenous communities), and representatives from industry who work with mining-affected communities.

In 2013 the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) published its Resource Governance Index, a ranking of countries where extractive resources play a considerable role in economic and sustainable development.

Four years ago, Mongolia’s vast mineral wealth prompted some to call it the “Saudi Arabia of Central Asia”. Today, the country is struggling with declining mineral revenues and inflation.

Recently CSOs from eight Eurasian countries gathered in Istanbul for a regional meeting of extractive sector governance stakeholders, preceded by a two-day training organized by the NRGI and the Publish What You Pay secretariat...

Following an EITI mission to gather views on the deteriorating environment for civil society organizations in Azerbaijan, the EITI board has called for an early validation process to begin in the country on January 1, 2015.