Civil society’s discontent with Iraq’s oil transparency efforts

Iraqi NGOs will have to be an active member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative for it to be successful, but worry they won't get a meaningul seat at the table.

Gesturing over rows of empty seats, the inspector general of Iraq’s Oil Ministry, Alaa Mohie el-Deen, asks for Iraq’s civil society to come a little closer.Picking up their folders, the representatives from Iraqi non-government organizations shuffle toward him. Together they will play a crucial role in bringing transparency to Iraq’s oil sector, which funds nearly the entire state budget.[caption id="attachment_2626" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Alaa Mohie el-Deen, Ins...

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