Almotamar.net - The World Bank (WB) office in Sana’a has organized a workshop included civil society organisations alliance that works in the Transparency Initiative in Extractive Industries (TIEI). The TIEI works within a tripartite alliance of governmental sides, civil society organisations and extractive industries companies. The aim is to come out with a criterion drawing up mechanism of declaring of what the local councils receive from extractive industries and the companies’ declaration on what they pay to the local councils. The TIEI is keen on that the all should benefit from extractive industries like oil and gas.
The workshop which was held on 15 of this month at the WB office in Sana’a aimed at reviewing the progress achieved by the Yemeni Council for Transparency since the joint meeting of the civil society organisations in October 2009, organized by the WB in cooperation with Revenue Watch Institute.
The goals from the government obtaining endorsement by the transparency initiative in assessing the level of application of transparency criteria and determining the means that would stimulate advancement.
The workshop, chaired by chairman of the higher council for transparency Dr Mohammed Saleh Muqbil, was attended by more than 16 participants representing different organizations and for the WB by director of the sector of mining and extractive industries and the chief of specialists in energy and mining at the department of mining policy.
Yemen signed the agreement of transparency in March 2007 and it is one of the 33 –state members in the world and the second in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Yemen gets $350 million from donor parties run by the WB for supporting transparency mechanism. The goal of the donors is represented by building capabilities of the Yemeni Transparency Council, coercing its expenditures and getting settlement in accounting revision.
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