How can we ensure a country’s natural resources actually benefit citizens?
We can start with greater openness around natural resource management, to build public engagement and accountability. DG aims to make extractives data compelling, interactive, and seamless – to enable technical and nontechnical users alike to use the data.
In 2015-2016, we partnered with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) International Secretariat to develop the EITI Extractives Data Portal (EDP), a global portal and body of work that encompasses all of EITI itself. We began building a deep knowledge of extractives data sources, reporting standards, and visualization techniques.
Today, we’re pleased to be leading innovative programs to develop Extractive Industries Data Portals (EIDPs) for West Africa, and partnering with Women In Mining (WIM) Guinea in the innovative design and development of a pilot for the first-of-its-kind Women's Index for the Extractive Sector: the WIM Africa Index. Each of these projects is encouraging West African governments consider women in building Extractives Industry policy, programs, and solutions.