Civil society participation is key to sucessfully implementing the EITI.
In accordance to requirement 1.3. Civil society engagement, civil society needs to be fully, actively and effectively engaged in the EITI process.
The EITI protocol on the participation of civil society is an integral part of the EITI Standard and further specifies the EITI's intepretation of this provision.
The relationship between companies, civil society and the government is formalised in the multi-stakeholder group (MSG, see own guidance page).