Publisher: 
EITI
Published Date: 
September, 2018

Ghana Validation 2018

Summary to be added at Board decision.

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).