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The Board agreed that the Democratic Republic of the Congo is eligible for an extension of its Validation deadline due to exceptional circumstances that led to significant delays in EITI implementation.

Decision on the extension of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Validation

Decision number
2018-46
Decision basis
2016 EITI Standard, Requirement 8.5 - EITI Validation extension request
3 September 2018

The DRC is eligible for an extension of its Validation deadline due to exceptional circumstances that led to significant delays in EITI implementation. The DRC’s Validation was scheduled for 1 July 2018. It will now begin on 1 October 2018.

The Secretariat will take into consideration, to the extent possible, all publicly available information up to 1 October 2018.