Countries implementing the EITI Standard are publishing extractives-related data online or through EITI Reports, disclosing the revenues and other information on the extractive sectors of our members. The reports and data also include a wide range of information on characteristics of the report, such as the scope of the report and location of additional sources. They also address the availability of contextual information, such as contracts, licenses, legal and fiscal framework as well as a summary of the sector specific figures (contribution to the economy, total revenues, etc).
In addition, the implementing countries have to submit data to the EITI International Secretariat for each fiscal year, according to a standardised template, called summary data file.
Summary data is EITI’s tool for collecting and publishing data from EITI Reports in structured way. The summary data files are Excel files, which are filled out by our implementing countries using the Summary Data Template. The national secretariats submit one Excel-file for every fiscal year covered by an EITI Report. The files include classification of revenue streams according to the IMF’s Government Finance Statistics (GFS) Manual 2014 framework. GFS is an international standard for classifying government revenues, making them comparable across different countries and time-periods.
These files are then imported to our website, forming the basis for most of the visualisations and information covered on our country pages.