Publication Type: 
Validation
Published Date: 
July, 2020

Afghanistan Validation 2020

On 28 October 2020, Afghanistan was found to have made meaningful progress in implementing the 2019 EITI Standard (see Board decision 2020-78/BC-298).

Timeline of Validation and related materials

While Afghanistan's second Validation was scheduled to start on 18 July 2020, the Board granted the MSG's request that Validation be brought forward to 1 July 2020 (see Board decision here).

  • 1 July 2020: Validation commenced
  • 1-30 July 2020: Stakeholder consultations

Secretariat assessment & comments

  • 21 August 2020 - Draft Secretariat assessment [English | Dari]
  • 14 September 2020 - Comments from the MSG [English]
  • 16 September 2020 - Final Secretariat assessment [English | Dari]

Validation Committee and Board review

  • 21 October 2020 - VC Recommendation to the Board, Board Circular 298 
  • 28 October 2020 - Board decision 2020-78/BC-298, scorecard and corrective actions 

Background

This is a second Validation. On 18 January 2019, the EITI Board found that Afghanistan had made inadequate progress in implementing the EITI Standard (see Board decision 2019-02/BC-264). The Board established that progress in addressing 19 corrective actions would be assessed in a second Validation commencing 18 July 2020. In June, the Validation Committee approved Afghanistan's request for an early second Validation (see Board decision 2020-49/BC-292), which commenced on 1 July 2020.