The Board lifted Guatemala's suspension.

Published Date: 
April, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2019-35/BC-271

The EITI Board had suspended Guatemala on 1 February 2019 for failing to publish its Annual Progress Report and 2016 EITI Report by 31 December 2018. The Board agreed that “the suspension will remain in force until the EITI Board is satisfied that the country has met requirement 8.4”.

The Secretariat can confirm that Guatemala published its 2016-2017 EITI Report and its 2017 Annual Progress Report on March 2019 and rec

Board agreed to extend CowaterSogema International as the Independent Validator for the 2019 Validations.

Published Date: 
April, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2019-34/BC-271

The Board agreed to extend the contract of CowaterSogema International as the Independent Validator for the 2019 Validations. This recommendation is based on the small number of first Validations scheduled for 2019 and the Independent Validator’s satisfactory performance with regards to the 2018 Validations. The appointment is subject to successful contract negotiations.

EITI Board adopted a revised Summary data template.

Published Date: 
March, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2019-33/BC-271

The EITI Board adopted a revised Summary data template, to be required for EITI reporting on, or after, 1 July 2019.

The Board-approved summary data template is the EITI’s tool for collecting and publishing structured extractive sector data. The revised template draws on experience gained since the introduction of the summary data template in 2015 and on stakeholder consultations conducted in late 2018 and early 2019.

The Board concluded that Tanzania is eligible for an extension for the second Validation.

Published Date: 
April, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2019-32/BC-271

Although Tanzania is not facing exceptional circumstances to be eligible for an extension of its second Validation deadline under Requirement 8.5 of the EITI Standard, the Board agrees that Tanzania’s second Validation will commence on 1 July 2019. Tanzania’s second Validation was scheduled to begin on 25 April 2019. In taking this decision, the Board considered the progress made towards meeting the deadline and alignment between Validation and deadlines for EITI reporting.

Based on: EITI Requirement 8.5 on EITI extension requests

The Board concluded that Liberia is not eligible for an extension of Validation.

Published Date: 
April, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2019-31/BC-271

The Board agreed that Liberia is ineligible for an extension of Validation under Requirement 8.5 of the EITI Standard.

Noting concerns regarding EITI implementation and adherence to the EITI’s requirements on multi-stakeholder group oversight, in accordance with requirement 8.6, the Board has tasked the International Secretariat with undertaking a review of Liberia’s adherence to requirements 1.1 – 1.5 on government engagement, company engagement, civil society engagement, multi-stakeholder group oversight and EITI work plans.

The Board approved Iraq's request for adapted implementation.

Published Date: 
April, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

D​ate: 15.04.2019

Reference: 2019-30/BC-271

On 15 April 2019, the Board reached the following decision:

The EITI Board accepts Iraq multi-stakeholder group’s request for adapted implementation with respect to the Kurdistan Region. The request is granted for the reporting period 2016-2018. Thereafter, the Iraq multi-stakeholder group should review progress and consider whether a further request is necessary.

The Board approved São Tomé and Príncipe's request for adapted implementation.

Published Date: 
April, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

D​ate: 15.04.2019

Reference: 2019-29/BC-271

On 15 April 2019, the Board reached the following decision:

The EITI Board accepts the São Tomé and Príncipe EITI National Committee’s request for adapted implementation with respect to reconciliation of revenues and disclosure of contextual information related to the Nigeria- São Tomé and Príncipe Joint Development Zone. The request is accepted concerning the 2017 and 2018 EITI Reports. In line with the request,

The Board approved the amendments to the EITI Articles of Association.

Published Date: 
April, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2019-28/BC-271

Description: The Board approved the amendments to the EITI Articles of Association. The draft Articles of Association will be presented to the Members' Meeting on 17 June 2019 in Paris, which will decide on the adoption of the changes. 

Based on: Article 12, EITI Articles of Association

Internal: Board circular 271Public: See attached below (with tracked changes and without)

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Beneficial ownership in Asia

Published Date: 
February, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) requires its 52 implementing countries to disclose beneficial ownership information by 1 January 2020. Since the requirement was agreed by the EITI Board in 2016, several governments have introduced reforms. There have been varying degrees of progress given the different political contexts, government systems and levels of capacity. However, considerable progress has been made in developing legal frameworks, increasing awareness among stakeholders,

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