The Board approved Ukraine's request for adapted implementation.
Board decision in full
The Board agreed to the proposal in Board paper 35-4-F (Adapted implementation request: Ukraine) and approved Ukraine’s request for adapted implementation.
The EITI Board accepts the Ukrainian multi-stakeholder group’s request for adapted implementation with respect to coverage of extractive industries in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and in Crimea. The request is accepted for the 2014 and 2015 EITI Reports.
The EITI Standard allows for adapted implementation “where the country faces exceptional circumstances that necessitate deviation from the implementation requirements” (Requirement 8.1). In taking this decision, the EITI Board notes the ongoing conflict in the region, and that the government is currently not able to compel companies and local government agencies in these regions to participate in the EITI process.
The EITI Board welcomes the commitment from the government and the multi-stakeholder group to continue to engage with companies and government agencies with activities in these regions with a view to ensuring full disclosure of information required by the EITI Standard.
Where comprehensive information is not obtained from these entities, the multi-stakeholder group is expected to include links to other publicly available sources of information.
It is a requirement that there continues to be full unilateral disclosure of any revenues received by the Government of Ukraine from companies and local government agencies in these regions. The 2014 and 2015 EITI Reports should include an assessment of the comprehensiveness of the information, highlighting any gaps in the information available.