Overview and role of the EITI
The Central African Republic’s mineral reserves primarily consist of diamonds and gold, however the sector remains largely informal and has historically been a source of conflict.
The Central African Republic was suspended from the EITI in 2013, when the EITI Board concluded that the EITI could not be effectively implemented due to political instability. The country was suspended from the Kimberley Process in the same year, but some regions were since deemed compliant as of 2015.
In October 2021, the EITI Board agreed to lift Central African Republic’s suspension. The country is undertaking an adapted approach to EITI implementation, adopting flexible reporting and limiting implementation to geographical areas compliant with the Kimberley Process. The country aims to use the EITI to support the government’s plans to formalise the mining sector, attract investment and strengthen governance. Its EITI Report is due in December 2022.
ITIE RCA is administered by the Central Africa Republic Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG). The MSG is chaired by the Prime Minister, Mr Félix Moloua.
The Central Africa Republic is expected to commence Validation against the 2019 EITI Standard in April 2024.