Guidance note 20
Publication Type: 
Guidance note
Published Date: 
February, 2016

Guidance note 20 on developing, implementing and monitoring recommendations from EITI reporting

relates to requirements 7.3 and 7.4.a (iii), 1.5 c (iv)

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In many countries, one of the most important impacts of EITI implementation has been the recommendations that have emerged from EITI reporting. These recommendations have typically focused on improving technical aspects of the EITI reporting process. However, with the expansion of the EITI Standard to cover the full extractive industry value chain and a greater focus on addressing national priorities for the extractive sector, EITI Reports are increasingly generating information that is more relevant to policy debates in implementing countries. EITI reporting can thus help identify issues and shortcomings related to natural resource governance, and recommendations from EITI Reports have the potential to strengthen government and company systems.


1. Summary
2. Requirements covering this topic
3. Guidance on how to develop useful recommendations 

3.1 The role of the MSG and the Independent Administrator: Who develops the recommendations? 
3.2 Type of recommendations: What issues do the recommendations address?
3.3 Checklist for developing recommendations

4. Guidance on how to plan, implement and monitor recommendations

4.1 Actions required to implement recommendations: How to develop an action plan?
4.2 Implementing recommendations: How to execute the action plan?
4.3 Following up on implementation of recommendations: How to monitor progress?
4.4 Checklist for following up on recommendations

5. Case study: Impact of recommendations on subnational transfers in Ghana