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The Government of Australia supports the EITI through DFAT. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) works to make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous. It also works to provide timely and responsive consular and passport services and to ensure a secure Australian government presence overseas. The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the government. DFAT works with other government agencies to ensure that Australia's pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.

Australia is a strong supporter of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). We are an active member of supporting countries sub-constituency and an observer at EITI Board meetings.

Statement of support

Engagement with the EITI 

Australia has committed AUD 5 million to support the EITI International Secretariat since 2011. This builds on AUD 27 million (2015-2024) in current commitments to support developing countries to strengthen extractives governance and transparency through global and bilateral investments.

In 2013, Australia hosted the 6th EITI Global Conference titled 'Beyond Transparency'. See more about the Conference and Australia's support here

Support for EITI implementing countries

Australia has directly supported EITI implementation in Indonesia, including regional knowledge hubs in Myanmar and Mongolia through the Natural Resource Governance Institute (AUD 2.5 million, 2015-17). AUD 2.4 million (2016-2020) of Australia’s support to the World Bank Myanmar Partnership Multi-Donor Trust Fund is directly supporting the Myanmar Government to implement the EITI.

Australia also supported Papua New Guinea in its EITI candidacy bid and provided ad hoc support to bilateral partners on domestic EITI implementation.

EITI countries