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EITI Standard 2023

The EITI Standard outlines the requirements applicable to countries implementing the EITI as well as the Articles of Association governing the EITI.

Download the 2023 EITI Standard

Download Part 1 of the 2023 EITI Standard, which includes: EITI Principles; Becoming an EITI implementing country; EITI Requirements; Expectations for EITI supporting companies; Protocol: Participation of civil society; EITI Association Code of Conduct; and the Open data policy.

2023 EITI Standard: Summary of changes

The amended EITI Standard includes several new and refined provisions that enable countries to respond to the most pressing challenges that concern natural resource governance. It strengthens EITI disclosures and governance requirements to improve understanding of the impact of the energy transition, address corruption risks, promote gender equity and strengthen revenue collection.

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2023 EITI Standard summary of changes

Part 1: Principles and requirements

Section 1: EITI Principles

This section lays out the general aims and commitments by all stakeholders, which were agreed when the EITI was established in 2003.

Section 2: Becoming an EITI implementing country

This section sets out the process for countries seeking to apply to become an EITI implementing country.

Section 3: EITI Requirements

This section sets out the requirements that must be adhered to by countries implementing the EITI and by extractive companies operating in them.

Section 4: Expectations for EITI supporting companies

This section sets out the expectations that companies are committed to observing when they support the EITI.

Section 5: Protocol: Participation of civil society

This section sets out the protocol for ensuring the full, active and effective engagement of civil society in the EITI process.

Section 6: EITI Association Code of Conduct

This section sets out the principles and standards that guide the behaviour of all EITI Office Holders.

Section 7: Open data policy

This section sets out recommendations on publishing open data for EITI implementing countries.

Part 2: EITI Board oversight and Validation

Section 1: EITI Board oversight of EITI implementation

This section outlines the procedures and criteria that the EITI Board uses in overseeing and assessing EITI implementation. These include the timeframes for implementing countries to publish data through the EITI, as well as EITI Board oversight of the Validation process.

Section 2: Overview of Validation

This section sets out the objectives, methodology and procedure that the EITI Board uses to assess a country’s progress in meeting the EITI Standard.

Part 3: EITI governance and management

Section 1: Articles of Association

The EITI is a non-profit association organised under Norwegian lawThe EITI Articles of Association govern the EITI Association. They were updated at the EITI Members’ Meeting on 12-13 June 2023.

Section 2: EITI Constituency guidelines

The report of the International Advisory Group, as adopted by the Oslo Conference in October 2006, recommended that “Each of the constituencies should agree how they wish to be represented on the proposed Board. This requires prior consideration by each constituency of how they define those eligible (i) to be selected as representatives; and (ii) to be involved in the selection process”.

The constituencies are defined in the EITI Articles of Association, which also determine the size of the constituencies’ membership in the EITI Association and the number of seats on the EITI Board. Some of the EITI constituencies are informally sub-divided.