Following the money

Following the money

Transparency in revenue allocations enables citizens to track whether the money from the extractive sector ends up in the national budget or is distributed to other funds or government entities.

United States of America

As part of its commitment to EITI implementation, the United States Department of the Interior has created a public data portal “to tell the story of natural resource revenues from Federal lands”. The portal includes detailed information on taxes collected from the oil, gas, coal, wind and geothermal industries and how these revenues are distributed.

Providing data in an open and accessible format will empower citizens, inform public discussions, and expand the scope of future revenue reporting to ensure the American people receive a fair return for the extraction of oil, gas, minerals and renewable energy on public lands and waters.

US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

Correcting misallocated revenue flow in Tanzania

The disclosure of extractive industries payments and revenues through EITI has helped to improve revenue collection and accountability. Kilwa district council is the case example. The 2009/10 TEITI Report revealed that the service levy paid by PanAfrican Energy Tanzania Limited from Songo Songo field in Kilwa region were wrongly paid to Ilala Municipality in Dar es Salaam where the company’s main office is located as opposed to paying the levy to Kilwa district council which hosts extraction of the gas. Since that revelation, the Kilwa District council receives around TzS 110,000 million (USD 61,000) on every quarter of the year.

Source: Ministry of Energy and Minerals booklet