Countries implementing the EITI Standard publish EITI Reports that disclose the revenues and other information on the extractive sectors of our member countries. As part of these publications, companies report payments to government (taxes, royalties, etc) and the government reports what it has received. These two sets of figures are compiled and reconciled by an independent administrator and published in the EITI Report.
The reports and data also include a wide range of information on characteristics of the report, such as the scope of the report and location of additional sources. They also address availability of contextual information, such as contracts, licenses, legal and fiscal framework as well a summary of the sector specific figures (contribution to the economy, total revenues, etc).
Summary data is EITI’s tool for collecting and publishing data from EITI Reports in structured way. The summary data files are Excel files, which are filled out by our implementing countries using the Summary Data Template. The national secretariats submit one Excel-file for every fiscal year covered by an EITI Report. The files include classification of revenue streams according to the IMF’s Government Finance Statistics (GFS) Manual 2014 framework. GFS is an international standard for classifying government revenues, making them comparable across different countries and time-periods.
These files are then imported to our website, forming the basis for most of the visualisations and information covered on our country pages.