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Guidance document

Beneficial ownership model declaration form

EITI International Secretariat
August 2020

The International Secretariat has developed two beneficial ownership model declaration forms (download here) to support the implementation of Requirement 2.5 of the EITI Standard, which implementing countries can consider using. These are:

    Implementing countries may consider using the form for high quality data collection if they:

    • Aim to collect information on legal and beneficial owners using an online form;
    • Are building their data collection using existing data available to the government (e.g. from a commercial registry or cadastre);

    • Wish to share or link the collected information with other government data;
    • Plan to publish most of the collected data publicly, through a register and/or an API.

    You may wish to reach out to your country manager for further technical assistance. 

    To learn more about why forms are a crucial to fight corruption, tax evasion and strengthen oversight:

    Explainer video of the form for high quality data collection