Publish What You Pay Indonesia as a civil society coalition which oversees the implementation of Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Indonesia has elected three CSO representations along with their alternates for Implementation Team of EITI Indonesia period 2017-2020.

Along with the changes of CSO representatives, PWYP Indonesia conducted a workshop to review and compose the strategic roadmap for CSO in overseeing the implementation of EITI Indonesia, last (23-24/8) in Jakarta. This forum also serves as a space for reflection on the role of CSO in the implementation of EITI Indonesia and the formulation of CSO’s strategic agenda and work plan.

Aryanto Nugroho, one of the elected CSO representatives, said that “This reflection addresses two issues. First, the effectiveness of CSO to oversee the process as well as the standard of EITI in Indonesia. Second, the ability of CSO to utilize EITI as an instrument to reach bigger targets, which is the improvement of governance of extractive industry in Indonesia.”

Since the preparation until becoming the member of EITI on 15th October 2010, Indonesia and civil society have passed 7 years in implementing this initiative in promoting transparency of extractive industry revenue, especially mining, oil, and gas sector.

In the first period (2011-2014), CSO promoted the publication of EITI report which discloses state revenue in mining, oil, and gas sector, both from tax and non-tax, in accordance with the EITI Standard. Also encouraged the publication of contextual report along with the EITI report. The contextual report consists of information on the policy, regulations, governance of extractive industries, covering the procurement process, revenue management, as well as social responsibility.

The next period (2014-2017), CSO encouraged the government of Indonesia to publish the Roadmap of Transparency Beneficial Ownership 2017-2020 and the Open Data Portal of Extractive in Indonesia. Beside of that, CSO also urges EITI to synergize with other initiatives in improving the governance of extractive industries, such as the National Strategy for Prevention and Eradication of Corruption (Stranas PPK) and Open Government Partnership (OGP).

“This workshop is part of consolidation process for civil society to agree on strategic issues, advocacy agenda along with the role division, and the work plan for the advocacy for the period of 2017-2020 in overseeing the implementation of EITI Indonesia. Also to find an effective way in utilizing EITI to improve the governance of extractive sector,” said Aryanto, the Manager of Advocacy and Network PWYP Indonesia.