Board decisions

The table below gives an overview of all decisions taken since the Global Conference in Lima (February 2016). The reference in the column on the left leads to a full description of the decision.

Approved Minutes and Board circulars, the source, takes precedence over any information made available in the register. More information below.

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Board decisions 2017

HyperlinkDateDecisionKeywords
2017-56/BM-38/BP-38-6-F26.10.2017

The Board agreed that Niger has made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard

Niger, Validation
2017-55/BM-38/BP-38-6-E26.10.2017

The Board agreed that Iraq has made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard

Iraq, Validation
2017-54/BM-38/BP-38-6-D25.10.2017

The Board agreed that Zambia has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard

Zambia, Validation
2017-53/BM-38/BP-38-6-C25.10.2017

The Board agreed that Tanzania has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard

Tanzania, Validation
2017-52/BM-38/BP-38-6-B25.10.2017

The Board agreed that Honduras has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard

Honduras, Validation
2017-51/BM-38/BP-38-6-A25.10.2017

The Board agreed that Mozambique has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard

Mozambique, Validation
2017-40/BC-239/VC05.10.2017The Board agreed that Philippines has made satisfactory progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.Philippines, Validation 
2017-39/BC-23905.10.2017The 40th EITI Board meeting will be held on 28-29 June 2018 in Berlin, Germany.EITI governance
2017-38/BC-238/VC19.09.2017The Board agreed to postpone Afghanistan’s Validation for four months until 1 November 2017.Afghanistan, Validation
2017-37/BC-23819.09.2017The 39th EITI Board meeting will be held on 13-14 February 2018 in Oslo, Norway.EITI governance
2017-36/BC-23819.09.2017Changes to the Board: Rhona Birchall, DFID, United Kingdom, will serve as an alternate for Bent Graff of Denmark (country constituency).EITI governance
2017-35/BC237/IC-17-204.09.2017The Board suspends Ethiopia for not meeting the publication deadline of their 2014/2015 Report.Extension request, Ethiopia
2017-34/BC-23704.09.2017Changes to the Board: Simone Niven, Groupe Executive at Rio Tinto replaces Laurel Green (companies constituency).EITI governance
2017-33/BC-23530.06.2017Changes to the Board: Laura Logan, representing ExxonMobil, shall be Stuart Brook’s alternate (companies constitency). EITI governance
2017-32/BM-3624.05.2017Changes to the Board: Erik Nurnberg is to succeed Carine Smith Ihenacho (company constituency); Bent Graff, Denmark, succeeds Catarina Hedlund (supporting countries) and Rosemarie Schlup, Switzerland, succeeds Soren Dengg as Dirk-Jan Koch's alternate (supporting countries). EITI governance
2017-30/BM-37/BP-37-1024.05.2017The 38th EITI Board meeting will be held on 25-26 October 2017 in Manila, the Philippines.EITI governance
2017-29/BM-37/BP-37-9-B24.05.2017The Board agreed that Mali has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.Mali, Validation
2017-28/BM-37/BP-37-9-A24.05.2017The Board agreed that Liberia has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.Liberia, Validation
2017-27/BM-37/BP-37-7-A24.05.2017The EITI Board admits Suriname as an EITI candidate country.Suriname, candidature
2017-26/BM-37/BP-37-6-B24.05.2017The Board agreed that the Secretariat would write a letter to the Yemeni government asking them to voluntarily withdraw from the EITI.Yemen, country status
2017-25/BM-37/BP-37-6-A24.05.2017The Board clarified the application of beneficial ownership requirements.Beneficial ownership, EITI Standard
2017-24/BM-37/BP-37-3-B24.05.2017The Board decided to conduct a self-assessment every two years.EITI governance
2017-23/BC-23101.05.2017The Board approves the appointment of Adam Smith International (ASI) as the Independent Validator for the 2017 Validations.Validation
2017-22/BC-23012.04.2017Meeting minutes of the 36th Board meeting in Bogota, Colombia are approved.EITI governance
2017-21/BC-23010.04.2017Changes to the Board: Ruslan Baimishev representing Kazakhstan succeeds Barzarbay Nurabayev as Olga’s alternate. Carlos Andres Cante, Vice Minister of Mines in Colombia, suceeds Maria Isabel.EITI governance
2017-20/BM-3609.03.2017The 38th EITI Board meeting will be held on 25-26 October 2017.EITI governance
2017-19/BM-3609.03.2017The 37th EITI Board will be held in Oslo, Norway on 23-24 May.EITI governance
2017-16/BM-36/BP-36-6-A09.03.2017 The EITI Board admits Armenia as an EITI candidate country.Armenia; candidature
2017-15/BM-36/BP-36-5-A09.03.2017The Board welcomed the steps Azerbaijan had taken to meet the EITI Standard. It decided, however, that Azerbaijan did not fully meet the corrective actions related to civil society space set by the Board in October 2016 and was therefore suspended.Azerbaijan
2017-31/BM-36/BP-36-4-A09.03.2017The Baord approved the recommendations of the Implementation Committee related to beneficial ownership.EITI Standard, beneficial ownership
2017-14/BM-36/BP-36-4-B08.03.2017The Board reaffirmed that project level reporting is required. Project-by-project disclosure
2017-13/BM-36/BP-36-5-H08.03.2017The Board agreed that Tajikistan has made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation; Tajikistan
2017-12/BM-36/BP-36-5-G08.03.2017The Board agreed that Solomon Islands have made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation; Solomon Islands
2017-11/BM-36/BP-36-5-F08.03.2017The Board agreed that São Tomé and Príncipe has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation; São Tomé and Príncipe
2017-10/BM-36/BP-36-5-E08.03.2017The Board agreed that Mauritania has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.Validation, Mauritania
2017-9/BM-36/BP-36-5-C08.03.2017 The Board agreed that the Kyrgyz Republic has made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.Validation, Kyrgyz Republic
2017-8/BM-36/BP-36-5-B08.03.2017The Board agreed that Ghana has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.Validation, Ghana
2017-18/BM-36/BP-36-4-D08.03.2017The Board decided that Myanmar is eligible for an extension and the reporting deadline is extended to 31 March 2018. The commencement of Validation is extended until 1 July 2018.Extension request, Myanmar
2017-17/BM-36/BP-36-4-C08.03.2017The Board decided that Afghanistan is eligible for an extension and the reporting deadline is extended to 1 May 2017. Extension request, Afghanistan
2017-7/BC-226/IC-10-2-B01.03.2017The Board suspends Timor-Leste for not meeting the publication deadline of their 2014 EITI Report.Extension request, Timor-Leste
2017-6/BC-22431.01.2017The Board agrees on the revised Validation Procedures, which will apply to the Validations commencing on 1 January 2017 onwards.Validation
2017-5/BC-22411.01.2017Changes to the Board: Mr. Enkhbayar Nemekhbayar has stepped down as Dr. Montty Girianna’s alternate representing implementing countries and is replaced by Hon. Maria Teresa S. Habitan, Assistant Secretary at the Department of Finance, Philippines.EITI governance
2017-4/BC-22411.01.2017The Board agreed that Timor-Leste has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation, Timor-Leste
2017-3/BC-22411.01.2017The Board agreed that Peru has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation, Peru
2017-2/BC-22411.01.2017The Board agreed that Nigeria has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation, Nigeria
2017-1/BC-224                       11.01.2017The Board agreed that Mongolia has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation, Mongolia

 

Board decisions 2016

ReferenceDateDecision (short)Keywords
2016-39/BC-223/BP-35-4-H23.12.2016The Board approved the application of the safeguard provisions for Validation of EITI countries.Validation
2016-38/BC-22313.12.201636th EITI Board meeting (8-9 March) is to be held in Bogota, Colombia.

EITI governance

2016-37/BC-22313.12.2016Changes to the Board: John Harrington (company constituency) steps down as Alternate to Stuart Brooks. EITI governance
2016-36/BC-22205.12.2016Meeting minutes of the 35th Board meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan are approved as of 5 December 2016.EITI governance
2016-35/BC-22225.11.2016The 36th Board meeting is to be held 8-9 March.EITI governance
2016-34/BC-22125.11.20162017 EITI Work plan and budget are approved.EITI governance
2016-33/BM-35            26.10.2016Changes to the Board: The Board agreed to the nomination of James Ensor, from BHP Billiton, as the replacement of Ian Wood on the EITI Board. EITI governance
2016-32/BM-35/BP-35-10-D26.10.2016The Board approved Board paper 35-10-D (Draft Procedures for Performance Appraisal of the Head of Secretariat) EITI governance
2016-31/BM-35/BP-35-10-C 26.10.2016The Board approved Board paper 35-10-C (Constituency consultations)EITI governance
2016-30/BM-35/BP-35-10-B26.10.2016The Board decided that the five recommendations in Board paper 35-10-B (Governance Review Follow-up) be included in the Governance and Oversight Committee workplan. EITI governance
2016-29/BM-35/BP-35-5-B-E26.10.2016The Board tasked the International Secretariat to prepare tables comparing assessments of the International Secretariat and Validator for requirements where the assessments differ, for Mongolia, Nigeria, Peru and Timor-Leste.EITI governance
2016-28/BM-35/BP-35-10-A26.10.2016The Board approved the proposed governance reforms in Board paper 35-10-A with the removal of recommendations 2.2.1 and 2.2.2.EITI governance
2016-27/BM-35/BP-35-826.10.2016The Board approved the 2017 workplan in Board paper 35-8 in principle, pending final approval of the revised workplan by circular before 1 January 2017.EITI governance
2016-26/BM-35/BP-35-9-C 26.10.2016The Board approved the Terms of Reference for an expenditure review.EITI governance
2016-25/BM-35/BP-35-9-B 26.10.2016The Board approved the funding review and agreed to revisit the issue upon clarification of supporting countries' position at its 36th meeting.EITI governance, funding
2016-24/BM-3526.10.2016The Board approved a two-year contract for the Head of Secretariat, Jonas Moberg.  EITI governance
2016-23/BM-35/BP-35-5-A26.10.2016The Board agreed that Azerbaijan should retain its EITI candidate status.Azerbaijan, Validation
2016-22/BM-35/BP-35-726.10.2016The Board approved the 2017 Outreach Strategy.Outreach
2016-21/BM-35/BP-35-4-G25.10.2016The 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; Validation extension request
2016-20/BM-35/BP-35-4-F25.10.2016The Board agreed to the proposal in Board paper 35-4-F (Adapted implementation request: Ukraine) and approved Ukraine’s request for adapted implementationUkraine; adapted implementation
2016-19/BM-35/BP-35-4-E25.10.2016The Board agreed for the Implementation Committee to continue working on developing a recommendation to the Board on project-level reporting. Project-level reporting
2016-18/BM-35/BP-35-4-D 25.10.2016The Board agreed to the proposals in paper 35-4-D (Validation schedule) and agreed the schedule for the 30 outstanding Validations.Validation
2016-17/BM-35/BP-35-4-C 25.10.2016The Board agreed to the proposals in paper 35-4-C (Towards mainstreaming action plan) and agreed the mainstreaming action plan. Mainstreaming
2016-44/BC-21815.09.2016The Board approves the appointment of SDSG for Independent Validator for the 2016 Validations.Validation
2016-16/BC-21718.08.2016Changes to the Board: Bent Graff, Senior Policy Advisor, Development Policy and Financing of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to serve as an alternate Board member to Catarina Hedlund, representing Sweden as of 26 August 2016. EITI governance
2016-15/BC-21601.08.2016The EITI Board decides that Timor-Leste is not eligible for adapted implementation. Timor-Leste; adapted implementation
2016-43/BC-21622.07.2016Change to the Board: Mia Kjems Draegert is stepping down from the EITI Board. EITI governance
2016-14/BC-21530.06.2016 Revisions to the Board Manual related to Board and Committee procedures are agreed.    EITI governance
2016-13/BC-21530.06.2016Meeting minutes from the 34th Board meeting in Oslo, Norway are approved as of 11 July 2016. EITI governance
2016-12b/BC-21413.06.2016Changes to the Board: Dirk-Jan Koch (The Netherlands) and Sören Dengg (Germany) join the Board.EITI governance
2016-12a/BC-21413.06.2016Changes to the Board: Marine de Carne Trécresson (France) and Kerstin Faehrmann (Germany) step down.EITI governance
2016-46/BP-34-4-A02.06.2016The Board agreed that changes in the 2016 Standard relating to EITI Reporting shall only be assessed in Validations starting from 1 January 2018 (open data formats, license allocations and disclosure of beneficial ownership policy and information).Validation
EITI governance
Deadlines
2016-45/BP-34-4-A02.06.2016The Board agreed on deadlines for implementing some provisions of the 2016 EITI Standard relating to MSG governance, Annual Progress Reports, open data policy and beneficial ownership roadmaps.Validation
EITI governance
Deadlines
2016-42/BC-21227.05.2016Changes to the Board: Catarina Hedlund suceeds Nico van Dijk and Mia Kjems Draegert is her alternate.EITI governance
2016-41/BC-21227.05.2016The Board approved the terms of references for the Board committees.EITI governance
2016-40/BC-21227.05.2016The Board approved the new Validation Guide and Validation Procedures.Validation
2016-11/BC-21026.3.2016Meeting minutes from the 33rd Board meeting in Lima, Peru are approved as of 6 April 2016. EITI governance
2016-10/BC-21026.3.201635th EITI Board meeting is to be 25-26 October 2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan. EITI governance
2016-9/BC-21026.3.201634th EITI Board meeting is agreed to be delayed to 1-2 June effective 6 April 2016. EITI governance
2016-7/BC-20910.03.201634th EITI Board meeting is to be held 31 May – 1 June in Oslo, Norway. EITI governance
2016-6/BC-20910.03.2016Meeting minutes from the 32nd Board meeting in Lima, Peru is approved as of 22 March 2016. EITI governance
2016-5/BC-20910.03.2016EITI Board committees and its membership is confirmed as of 18 March 2016.EITI governance
2016-4/BC-20910.03.2016International EITI is to operate in English and French until further notice.EITI governance
2016-3/BM-32/BP-32-5-B23.02.2016The EITI Board accepts the São Tomé and Príncipe EITI National Committee’s request for adapted implementation.São Tomé and Príncipe; adapted implementation
2016-2/BM-32/BP-32-6-B23.02.2016The EITI Board admits Germany as an EITI candidate country.Germany; candidature
2016-1/BM-32/BP-32-6-A23.02.2016The EITI Board admits the Dominican Republic as an EITI candidate country.Dominican Republic; candidature

 

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Approved Minutes and Board circulars, the source, takes precedence over any information made available in the register.