Responding to the triple crisis
The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on many EITI implementing countries has been profound. Many countries have experienced difficulties continuing EITI data collection, dissemination and reporting. Recognising these challenges, the EITI Board has agreed measures to provide flexibility in EITI implementation and reporting.
Flexible reporting - Under the flexible reporting measures, MSGs (multi-stakeholder groups) may prepare EITI Reports based on information disclosed by government and/or companies, subject to MSG endorsement and providing that certain key elements are included. Changes have also been made to the Validation schedule, to accommodate the potential for delays to Validation schedules until August 2020.
Revised Validation schedules - The measures for scheduled Validations allow implementing countries to continue EITI implementation, while taking into account restrictions that have affected travel and data collection.
Resources for implementing countries - The EITI International Secretariat has organised relevant tools from EITI and external partners. These include details of webinars and other resources that can support implementing countries at this time.