Guide to implementing the EITI Standard

Welcome to the guide to implementing the EITI Standard. The International Secretariat has developed these guidance pages to improve understanding of the EITI Standard.

The Standard is the definite guide to the requirements for EITI implementing countries. However, it is useful to link this information to the EITI’s detailed guidance notes, and to case studies and emerging best practices.

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Exploration and production

Requirement 3


Compliance and deadlines for implementing countries

Requirement 8 

  • Adapted implementation (8.1)
  • EITI reporting deadlines (8.2)
    • How to apply for an extension

EITI Validation deadlines and consequences (8.3)

  • What is Validation?
  • Assessment of progress (including Validation Guide) (8.3.a)
  • How to prepare for Validation (link to self assessment guide)
  • Consequences of Validation
  • Applying for an extension request
  • Overview of reporting deadlines
  • Consequences of Validation


EITI implementing countries are increasingly making the information required by the EITI Standard available through government and corporate reporting systems (databases, websites, annual progress reports, portals etc.) - rather than relying on the EITI Report - to bring about transparency.

Mainstreaming is about encouraging and recognising countries that make transparency an integral and routine feature of their governance and management systems.

Going beyond the Standard

The EITI is a tool for informing and driving reforms. In many countries, that means that the disclosed information often goes beyond the requirements to include additional topics and sectors. The International Secretariat is considering to publish more information on the topics below. 

  • Environmental reporting 
  • Covering Other sectors (e.g. Albania forestry, Liberia forestry in 2012/2013 Report, Congo B forestry)
  • Use of funds (Colombia) and Value for money (Nigeria)
  • Including Subcontractors in EITI reporting (Mali)

About and contact

These pages are meant to guide EITI countries in their implementation of the EITI Standard. It gives guidance per requirement. It's purpose is to link information between the EITI’s detailed guidance notes, case studies and emerging best practices.

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