Can EITI membership make resource revenues transparent?

It can be easy joining groups: The challenge is in seeing the membership through. Myanmar signed up to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) on July 2. The agreement promotes openness and accountable management of revenues from natural resources, requiring annual disclosure of taxes and other payments by oil, gas and mining companies to governments. […]

Reforming Myanmar Moves Up Global Corruption Rankings

YANGON — The Myanmar government’s reforms since a quasi-civilian government took charge in 2011 appear to be improving its poor reputation for corruption, with global watchdog Transparency International on Tuesday boosting the country’s ranking in its annual survey. The Berlin-based organization put Myanmar 157 out of 177 countries surveyed for its Corruption Perceptions Index 2013.The […]