As part of the Plan
of Action 2013-2015, the Open Government Partnership (OGP, and AGA, in
Spanish), the Government of the Republic formed an interdepartmental working
group to achieve the accession of our country to the Extractive Industries
Transparency Initiative (EITI).
initiative is a tripartite mechanism, in which civil society, industry and
government, consolidate and validate the information and transparency schemes
on industries that exploit the hydrocarbon resources and minerals of the
country. The process of joining the EITI consists of several stages, including
the preparation and presentation of the candidacy of an acceding country, as
well as the validation of compliance with its standards.
For its part, the
OGP is a multilateral initiative, where the governments of 63 countries are
working together with civil society to promote the citizen participation,
increase the transparency, fight the corruption and use technology as an
enabler of this opening.
The working group
of the Government of Mexico will be composed of the Secretariat of Energy
(SENER), the Secretariat of Economy (SE) and the Secretariat of Finance and
Public Credit (SHCP, all the acronyms in Spanish). It will be headed on a
rotating basis by the three members, with the SENER who will lead it for the
The Public servants
who make up this interdepartmental group are: the Undersecretary of
Hydrocarbons of the SENER, María de Lourdes Melgar Palacios; the Undersecretary
of Income of the SHCP, Miguel Messmacher Linartas, and the General Coordinator
of Mining of the Secretariat of Economy, Mario Alfonso Cantú Suárez.
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is implemented in collaboration
with civil society and the private sector, in the following months, the
inter-ministerial group will work in coordination with organizations in these
sectors, to develop a work plan that enables the implementation of the EITI
standard and submit an application for the candidacy of Mexico to the
International Council of this initiative.
requirement for a country to present its candidacy for the EITI is making a
public and unequivocal statement about the intention to adopt the standard,
which took place on last January 6, 2015.
designation of the UnderSecretary of Hydrocarbons as senior official to lead
the implementation of the EITI standard during the first year, the second
requirement to present the candidacy to this initiative has been fulfilled.
Government of Mexico moves on Transparency in the Sector of Extractive