The International Secretariat of the EITI supports countries in implementing the Standard and serves the EITI Board.
Its role specifically includes: outreach and advocacy, communicating and sharing lessons learned with stakeholders, providing technical advice, oversight of the Validation process and highlighting results in countries.
The Secretariat further organises the EITI Conference taking place every two to three years. It does this jointly with supporting and implementing countries. It also organises the Board meetings that take place two to three times a year.
The Secretariat is based in Oslo, Norway.