The Board agreed to commence with Niger's Validation immediately and take account of progress since 1 July 2016.

Board decision in full

The Board agreed to the proposal in Board paper 35-4-G (Validation deadline extension request: Niger) that Niger’s Validation commence immediately and take account of progress since 1 July 2016.

Niger has sought an extension of the Validation commencement date (1 July 2016). Having assessed the extension request in accordance with requirement 8.5, the EITI Board concludes that Niger is not eligible for an extension of its Validation. In accordance with the EITI Standard, Validation will begin immediately. The Validation report will reflect progress made since 1 July 2016.

Keywords: Extension request for Validation