Argentina: Scoping study

  • Publication date: 23 September 2022
  • Authors: Oscar Ramos Rivera, Opening Extractives
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Methodology and structure of the report

In 2019, Argentina’s entry into the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) constituted a step forward in terms of rendering transparent the information and data of the industry, indicated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [1] – OECD – as the industry most likely to engage in the crime of bribery of public officials. This impulse was also echoed in the Open Government Partnership [2] (OGP), of which Argentina has been a member since 2012, which included transparency of the extractive industries in its Fourth Action Plan. [3]

This report will explain the institutional rules applicable to beneficial ownership transparency that exist in Argentina, using a qualitative analytical focus: obstacles, strengths and opportunities for improvement, encompassing general and transverse rules as well as specific rules for extractive industries. The compilation of the regulatory framework that may directly or indirectly have a bearing on the problem in question is supplemented by the inclusion of available documents, reports and publications.


[1] OECD (2014), OECD Foreign Bribery Report: An Analysis of the Crime of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials, OECD Publishing, Paris,

[2] OGP is a multilateral initiative which seeks to ensure solid commitments on the part of governments to promote transparency, fight corruption and improve public services. Argentina has been a member of the OGP since 2012.

[3] “Cuarto Plan de Acción Nacional de Gobierno Abierto 2019-2021 Argentina,” Dirección de Gobierno Abierto, OGP, Secretaría de Modernización – Presidencia de la Nación, y Subsecretaría de Innovación Pública y Gobierno Abierto, 2019,

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