Publisher: 
EITI
Publication Type: 
Validation
Published Date: 
September, 2018

Ghana Validation 2018

On 27 February 2019 the Board agreed that Ghana has made meaningful progress overall with implementing the EITI Standard, with considerable improvements across several individual requirements. See Board decision 2019-16/BM-42.

Timeline of Validation and related materials: 

  • 8 September 2018: Second Validation commenced.

  • 9 January 2019: International Secretariat sends the draft assessment was sent to the Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) [English].

MSG Comments & Validation Committee Review

  • 30 January 2019: The MSG provided comments [English] on the draft assessment. 
  • 30 January 2019: The International Secretariat finalised the assessment [English] on the basis of the MSG's comments, for review by the Validation Committee. 
  • 6 February 2019: The Validation Committee discussed VC Paper 71-4 [English | French] on the second Validation of Ghana.
  • 13 February 2019: Validation Committee Recommendation to the Board [EnglishFrench], Board Paper 42-5

Background

The first Validation of Ghana commenced on 1 July 2016. On 8 March 2017, the EITI Board found that Ghana had made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard (see here). The EITI Board established eight corrective actions related to:

  1. License registers (#2.3)
  2. State participation (#2.6)
  3. Production data (#3.2)
  4. Export data (#3.3)
  5. Comprehensiveness (#4.1)
  6. Sale of the state’s in-kind revenue (#4.2)
  7. Transactions related to state-owned enterprises (#4.5)
  8. Quasi-fiscal expenditures (#6.2).