How Indonesia is paving the way for more open disclosure of extractive industries data


Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous country, abounds in natural resources. In 2016, its oil, gas and mining activities contributed 7% of total government revenues. Access to the internet is becoming more widespread across the 17,000 island archipelago nation, providing a cost-efficient way to make extractives data accessible to communities near oil, gas and mining projects.

Sub-national transfers of extractive revenues amounted to USD 1.6 billion in 2016, equivalent to 13.6% of total government revenues. Resource-producing regions receive a greater share of these revenues, which generates a great deal of local interest in extractives data.

The EITI International Secretariat was recently in Indonesia to consult with stakeholders and to assess the data disclosed by, and the impact of, EITI Indonesia. The Validation of EITI Indonesia’s process looks beyond the data disclosed in EITI Reports to also consider information and data published online, otherwise known as “systematic disclosure”. Making information freely accessible to the public is a core tenet of the EITI process…