Publication Type: 
Progress Report
Published Date: 
November, 2011

Extracting Data - Overview of the EITI Reports published 2005-2011

All countries implementing the EITI standard publish EITI Reports that disclose how much revenue governments actually receive from the extraction of natural resources. In the EITI Report, companies disclose what they have paid in taxes and royalties, and the government discloses what it has received. These two sets of figures are compiled and reconciled by an independent reconciler, chosen by the EITI multistakeholder group in each EITI implementing country. With EITI Reports, citizens can see how much their government is being paid for the natural resources in their country, often for the first time.

From zero to 79 EITI Reports in six years

Extracting Data is an overview of the 79 EITI Reports that have been published as of January 2012. It compiles key information such as total government revenues and company payments from EITI Reports published in 30 countries. Data from 109 fiscal periods have been disclosed by 30 countries under the oversight of the EITI. More than 900 companies have participated in EITI reporting processes around the globe. Some countries went back many years to bring data into the public sphere. Nigeria has disclosed data starting from 1999. Other countries, notably Azerbaijan, have reported every year. Most reports cover the oil, gas and mining sectors although some countries have included other sectors as well. Liberia’s 2009 Report includes mining, oil, forestry and agriculture. EITI Reports often go beyond revenue and payment information. Ghana, Mongolia and Peru include data on extractive sector flows to local governments. Central African Republic includes artisanal mining. Reports from Mali and Timor-Leste are disaggregated not only by company and revenue streams, but also by project.

This is the first edition of Extracting Data. Please contact the EITI International Secretariat should find any errors or if you have any questions about the information in the publication. It should be noted that the EITI International Secretariat is not the author of EITI Reports; each country that implements the EITI standard is the owner of the EITI Reports.