G-8 leaders meeting in Muskoka in Canada on 25-26 June urged EITI candidate countries to complete EITI implementation to enhance governance and accountability in the extractive sector. The G-8 has consistently expressed its support of the EITI since the G8 Summit in Evian in 2003. In the final declaration titled "G8 Muskoka Declaration Recovery and New Beginnings" the G-8 leaders state:
When the G8 leaders met in L’Aquila in Italy 8 July, they confirmed their support of the EITI, and promised to intensify G8 countries’ efforts to promote Validation by all EITI implementing countries. The G8 has expressed its support of the EITI at its summits since the G8 Summit in Evian in 2003. This year, the G8 leaders call for other developing and emerging countries and companies to adhere to the EITI.