Reaping the Revenue in Angola: Extractive Industries Transparency and Governance
Elias Isaac, Country Director, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, Luanda
Discussant: Dr Muzong Kodi, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Elisabete Azevedo-Harman, Research Associate, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Angola is the second-largest producer of oil in sub-Saharan Africa and a major source of diamonds. Although not a member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the Angolan government has over the last decade increased disclosure of the revenues it draws from the extractive industries. Serious gaps remain however, and the speaker will evaluate the impacts of progress made and outstanding reform needs for improving governance and accountability in Angola.