The EITI 2016 Standard is different – the EITI in a minute and recent focus

When the EITI family met in Lima back in February this year it revised the EITI Standard. The 2016 EITI Standard made some significant improvements from the 2013 Standard which was hugely different from the previous EITI Rules. The 51 EITI implementing countries have over the years upped their commitments in quite an extraordinary way.

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Timor Leste designated EITI Compliant by the EITI Board

The EITI Board today announced that Timor Leste is EITI Compliant. Timor Leste has completed the validation process in April. The final validation report was approved by the Timor Leste EITI Working Group on 6 April 2010. The EITI Board reviewed the report and today made the following announcement:

The EITI Board designates Timor Leste as EITI compliant as of 1 July 2010. In accordance with the EITI Rules:

Peter Eigen: Validation deadlines are spurring activity to improve transparency

On 8 March the Chair of the EITI Board, Peter Eigen, issued the following statement:

“In recent months a tremendous amount of work has been done to improve transparency in the extractive sectors of many countries. Among the reasons for the increased activity has been EITI Candidate countries’ goal to be recognised as EITI Compliant under the Initiative's international rules and principles.

Equatorial Guinea moving towards EITI Validation

Equatorial Guinea, currently an EITI Candidate country, held the 7th meeting of the EITI National Commission, the EITI multi-stakeholder group in the country, on 30 January. The Commission, chaired by Finance Minister Melchor Esono Edje, took important decisions for the advancement of the implementation process in EG: Hart Nurse Limited was chosen to conduct the EITI Validation,

Intensive Validation activity as deadlines approach

22 EITI Implementing Countries have a Validation deadline of 9 March 2010. Azerbaijan and Liberia have already completed Validation, but the others have just three more months. With this in mind, there has been a surge in Validation activity. Gabon, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia are currently conducting Validation studies. Ghana, Nigeria and Timor Leste have selected a Validator and are expected to begin to work shortly.

Liberia designated EITI Compliant by the EITI Board

BAKU, 15 OCTOBER 2009  The Board of the EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) held its 10th meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan on 14-15 October 2009. During the meeting the Board designated Liberia as EITI Compliant, stating: “The Board congratulates the Government of Liberia and all the other stakeholders on the impressive progress made implementing the EITI. “

Invitation to Apply for Accreditation as an EITI Validator

On behalf of the Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the International EITI Secretariat seeks applications from suitably qualified service providers to be accredited to undertake EITI Validation. The EITI sets a global standard for transparency in the extractive industries.  It supports improved governance in resource-rich countries through the verification and full publication of company payments and government revenues from oil, gas and mining.

Validation country visit: Madagascar

The International Secretariat is visiting the country to carry out the first stage (Initial data collection and stakeholder consultation) of Validation. To find out more about Madagascar (includes information on the country manager), visit the country page

Alex Gordy and Indra Thévoz from the Secretariat welcomes stakeholder input in preparation to the country visits. 

More information on Validation 

EITI week in South East Asia

The EITI world was focused in late October on South East Asia. The EITI and the Government of Indonesia hosted a two-day conference on beneficial ownership transparency on 23-24 October and the 38th EITI Board meeting was held in Manila on 25-26 October.

Opening up Ownership Conference - sharing practice, building systems

In Jakarta, the EITI held the Opening up Ownership Conference - the first global meeting of experts and policy makers on beneficial ownership transparency. EITI Chair,

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