INDEPENDENT SP PRESENTS ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS AT G7 MID-TERM EITI REVIEW FOR MONGOLIA, CAMBODIA, LAOS, VIETNAM AND MYRANMAR

GERMANY LED G7 MID-TERM REVIEW FOR EITI MONGOLIA, EITI CAMBODIA, EITI LAOS, EITI MYANMAR AND EITI VIETNAM

Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA

In 2013, G7 leaders announced the ‘Fast-Track Partnership’ to support extractive governance and promote the EITI standard globally. The Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Integrated Mineral Resource Initiative (IMRI) program was commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as the implementing agency of the partnership.

The program was launched in November 2014 with an inaugural conference in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia with participants from the partnering countries of Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. Over the course of 2015, interventions were held in Vietnam and Cambodia.  The ‘Mid-Term Review Conference’ on the EITI was held in Ulaanbaatar on 10-11 November 2015 with attention to the following focal areas: (1) capacity building on the EITI; (2) multi-stakeholder group cooperation; and (3) interest in alternative initiatives to the EITI. Community Development Agreements were a key topic of interest and discussion. Jordon Kuschminder of Independent Social Performance was honoured to be invited to present on CDA implementation internationally and additionally to assist in the planning of the evetn, facilitation of working groups, and participate in several panel sessions.