Azerbaijan is not a member of the EITI.
On 10 March 2017 the Government of Azerbaijan decided to withdraw from the EITI following its suspension from the EITI Board at the 36th Board meeting the previous day.
The EITI has issued a statement regretting the withdrawal of Azerbaijan.
At the 35th Board meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan on 26-27 October Azerbaijan found to have made meaningful progress but more needing to be done, especially on civil society engagement. The Board's decision in full can be found here. The Board agreed that Azerbaijan is to be assessed in a third Validation commencing on 26 July 2017.
Following the Board’s decision at its 34th meeting in Oslo in June 2016, Azerbaijan was among fourteen other countries whose Validation commenced on 1 July 2016. It is the first country to be validated against the 2016 EITI Standard.
Background: In 2015, Azerbaijan had been downgraded to ‘candidate’ country at the 29th EITI Board meeting in Brazzaville following an early Validation report. The early Validation was called due to concerns about civil society representatives’ ability to operate freely. The Validation does not assess the 2013 EITI report which was finalised at the time of the Validation and was published in July 2015.
The EITI process in Azerbaijan is overseen by the EITI Committee (the MSG) that cosists of members of the government, civil society and companies [see this link for details]. The Committee is chaired by Shahmar Movsumov, CEO of the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ).