The EITI has proposed measures on flexibility in EITI reporting. The measures aim to ensure that implementation is safely contributing to global and national responses to the pandemic, while upholding commitments to transparency, accountability and multi-stakeholder dialogue.
These measures allow implementing countries to retain the momentum of the EITI process while adapting to local circumstances and urgent information needs.
The updated requirements outlined in the document below are for EITI Reports planned for publication in 2020 and 2021.
Model Terms of Reference for flexible reporting have been developed and are available as a resource for implementing countries.
The Terms of Reference set out the work to be undertaken by MSGs and national secretariats. If the flexible reporting option is pursued, MSGs should agree on the terms of reference for the EITI reporting process, drawing on the objectives and agreed scope of the EITI as set out in the MSG’s workplan.
A project is underway to pilot alternative approaches to reporting. These enable implementing countries to deviate from conventional reporting procedures, including reconciliation.
The project encourages MSGs to use data to undertake analysis, influence decision makers and direct information to a wider set of users.
Participating countries will not be disadvantaged at Validation, and relief from reporting deadlines will be considered on request. Board decision 2020-07 sets out the terms of the pilot project.