Request for expressions of interest: Consultant to undertake mapping of transparency frameworks and gaps relating to state-owned enterprises
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is seeking a consultant to undertake a mapping of transparency frameworks and gaps relating to state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and how the EITI can complement the existing frameworks and address any gaps.
To help inform the EITI and the SOE network on how the EITI can help support existing transparency frameworks and address any current gaps, the EITI is seeking a consultant to:
- Research, compile and review existing literature and guidance on corruption risks and governance challenges typical to SOEs with extractive activities. Based on initial discussions within the EITI SOE network, it appears that considerable mapping of these risks and challenges have already been completed but that there is a demand for bringing this together and summarise the key issues.
- Compile and analyse existing reporting tools and guidelines for oil, gas and mining SOEs, and identify potential transparency gaps.
- Highlight good disclosure practices among SOEs engaged in the extractive sector that may be important for advancing accountability and be useful from a business perspective. This would also aim at showing how SOE reporting can be harmonised with EITI disclosure requirements and other international standards.
The consultancy is funded by the EITI International Secretariat. The assignment is expected to commence in May 2018, culminating in the finalisation of the assignment in June/July 2018. The assignment is expected to require up to 25 consultancy days.
The TOR for the assignment is attached.
Deadline for submitting technical and financial proposals was on 20 April 2018.