In line with its mandate of monitoring the domestication and implementation of ICGLR Pact and Protocols by Member States, the Levy Mwanawasa Regional Centre (LMRC) for Democracy and Good Governance, the scientific organ of the ICGLR, in collaboration with the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) and with support from ICGLR-GIZ Programme conducted an operational research to assess the status of implementation of EITI in the 12 ICGLR Member States. The research findings and recommendations have been discussed and validated by the ICGLR Regional Committee on Natural Resources composed of experts representing Member States during their meeting on 20th March 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The study report showed that the level of EITI implementation was low among Member States as only five countries were implementing it. The report argues that the low level of implementation is a result of both low level of understanding of the initiative by key stakeholders, including Government, Civil Society and Private Sector, as well as lack of technical capacity and /or political will to effectively implement the tool.

To address challenges outlined in the study, the ICGLR - LMRC has setup a Regional Peer- Learning Platform on EITI whose objective is to strengthen capacity of key stakeholders through sharing of experiences and lessons learned, as well as challenges faced and identifying practical options to address them.

Our Mission

To reinforce the capacities of social and political institutions of ICGLR Member States in the areas of Democracy, Good Governance, Human Rights and Civic Education.

Our Approach

Operational Research and Analysis to Inform Policy Making Processes; Capacity Building and Training; Monitoring and Evaluation of Policies and Practices; Facilitating multi-actor Dialogue and Knowledge Banking and Dissemination.

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