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Standard Terms of Reference for Validator services


This document has been replaced by the Validation Guide and the Validation procedures.


This document contains the Terms of Reference (TOR) for Validator services in accordance with the EITI Standard, endorsed by the EITI Board on 01.01.2015.
The TOR sets out the work to be undertaken by the Validators. The International Secretariat will procure an accredited EITI validator in accordance with the EITI Standard and procedures approved by the EITI Board. The contract between the Validator and the EITI International Secretariat on behalf of the EITI is attached to this TOR1. The multi-stakeholder group (MSG) in [country] reviewed the TOR on <date>.

The TOR is addressed to the Validator. A guidance note on MSG oversight of the Validation process is also available to guide MSGs and national secretariats on the issues that need to be addressed during Validation.

The template includes sections [bracketed and highlighted in blue] that are specific to the implementing country being validated and should be completed by the International Secretariat and the MSG. The template enables MSG to list additional objectives and activities in accordance with the MSG’s workplan to be reviewed by the Validator as part of the narrative report on impact (section 4.3 below).

The Board will review the TOR on a regular basis. Comments on the TOR should be directed to the EITI International Secretariat (