Throughout 2013 we continued to engage on transparency of payments at various forums.
Throughout 2013 we continued to engage on transparency of payments. This included providing input to the UK Government’s G8 agenda on Transparency, Tax and Trade. We also participated in industry consultation on the introduction of the EU Directive, requiring extractive companies to report their payments to governments. Our Chairman, Simon Thompson, and Vice President, Safety, Sustainability & External Affairs, Sandy Stash, took part in panel discussions on Oil & Gas development in East Africa, as part of the Brookings Institution Africa Growth Initiative, an event co-hosted by Brookings and Oxfam America. This event brought together African scholars to provide policy makers with high quality research and expertise in five critical areas for promoting and sustaining growth in Africa, including managing natural resource exploitation. The initiative also collaborates with research partners in Africa – such as Uganda’s Economic Policy Research Centre, the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, and the University of Ghana.