Publisher: 
EITI
Publication Type: 
Policy document
Published Date: 
January, 2019

Overview of proposed changes to EITI Requirements

The table below gives a summary of all proposed changes with links to the detailed proposals of the working group, as mandated by the Board's Implementation Committee, to prepare options.

  • One page "cheat sheet" with overview of what requirements are under review [English]
Issue addressedRequirement coveredProposed changesReference document

1. Gender

1.4 - MSG governance

6.3 - Contribution to the economy

7.1 - Public debate

  • Encouraging MSGs to consider gender balance in representation;
  • encouraging disclosure of employment figures by project, role and gender;
  • and encouraging gender considerations in dissemination of EITI data.
IC paper pp. 4-5 and 15

2. State-owned enterprises (SOEs)

2.6 - State participation

4.5 - Transactions related to state-owned enterprises

6.2 - Quasi-fiscal expenditures

  • Clarifications to definition of SOEs and quasi-fiscal expenditures, coverage of transfers related to joint ventures and subsidiaries, and loan details to be disclosed;
  • expecting SOEs to disclose financial statements;
  • and encouraging further disclosures on operations and governance.
IC paper pp.5-6

3. Licensing transparency

2.2 - License allocations

  • Clarification that Requirement 2.2 covers contracts and license allocations and encouraged strengthened disclosures
IC paper pp.6-7

4. Contract transparency 

2.1 - Legal framework

2.4 - Contract disclosure

Clarifications for fiscal regime to cover the types of contracts, and what constitutes a ‘policy’ on contract disclosure.

Further options for 2.4.a.:

a) Requiring contracts to be made public with deadline for implementation

b) Requiring contracts signed after a deadline to be made public

c) Moving towards an expectation that contracts should be made public

d) No change to Requirement 2.4.a ahead of the Global Conference 

Annex A

5. Production and export data

3.2 - Production

3.3 - Exports

  • Encouraging disclosures of production and exports by company and project
IC paper p.8-9

6. Systematic disclosures

4.1 - Comprehensive disclosure of taxes and revenues

4.9 - Data quality and assurance

  • Shifting emphasis to comprehensive and reliable disclosures by reporting entities rather than reconciliation

IC paper pp.9-11

and

Annex B

7. Commodity trading

4.2 - Sale of the state’s share of production or other revenues collected in kind.

  • Clarifying the scope of the requirement;
  • encouraging disclosures of buyer selection;
  • encouraging disclosures by buying companies.

IC paper pp. 11-13

and

Annex C

8. Project-level reporting

4.7 - Level of disaggregation

  • Aligning the definition of project with the definition in the EU Accounting and Transparency directives and approach in EITI guidance 

IC paper pp. 13

and

Annex D

9. Subnational transfers

5.2 - Subnational transfers

  • Encouraging further disclosures of management of subnational transfers
IC paper p.13

10. Environmental reporting 

6.1 - Social expenditures by extractive companies

Proposals yet to be agreed:

a) Revising Requirement 6.1 to cover environmental expenditures

b) Encouraging disclosures of contextual information related to   environmental monitoring

c) Encouraging links to existing disclosures on climate risks 

d) No changes to the EITI Requirements, scaling up guidance and support

IC paper pp.14-15

and

Annex E

11. Open data efforts

7.1 - Public debate 

7.2 - Data accessibility

  • Clarification of distinction between requirements on public debate and open data;
  • clarification on requirement to disclose standardised EITI summary data 
IC paper pp.15-16

12. Impact and outcomes from EITI implementation 

7.3 - Discrepancies and recommendations from EITI Reports

7.4 - Review the outcomes and impact of EITI implementation

  • Encouraging MSGs to consider recommendations in EITI reporting;
  • providing more flexibility for how MSGs choose to assess progress 
IC paper pp.16-18

13. Consequences related to compliance and deadlines for implementing countries

8.3.c.i on consequences for non-compliance with Requirements related to stakeholder engagement
  • Clarification that implementing countries must achieve meaningful progress or beyond on stakeholder engagement to avoid suspension;
  • adding a category for ‘outstanding’ progress;
  • clarification that suspension is temporary.
IC paper pp.18-20