Norway joined the EITI in 2009. Norway’s Validation against the 2019 EITI Standard is scheduled to commence on 1 October 2022.
I accordance with the Validation procedure, the EITI International Secretariat is seeking stakeholder views on Norway’s progress in implementing the EITI Standard between February 2019 and September 2022.
The EITI Standard requires that the government, extractive companies and civil society are fully, actively and effectively engaged in EITI implementation. The Secretariat is seeking views whether this requirement is satisfied by the existing public governance mechanisms, as anticipated in the Norway’s adapted model for EITI implementation and mainstreaming. In particular, the Secretariat seeks views on the following questions:
- Do the participatory and consultative mechanisms that already underpin Norwegian extractive sector governance and the annual meeting Petroleum Sector governance adequately guarantee multi-stakeholder oversight of the natural resource governance.
- Do these mechanisms adequately guarantee the engagement of companies and civil society in EITI implementation?
- Do the channels underpinning Norway’s national debate adequately assure public awareness and public debate on natural resource revenue management?
- Does the EITI Norway adapted implementation and mainstreaming arrangement meet the needs of Norwegian stakeholders including the approach to data assurance?
- Are oil and gas companies providing or disclosing the data required by the EITI Standard in accordance with the adaptations for Norwegian implementation of the EITI?
Stakeholders are requested to send views to the Validation team led by Christopher Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 1 October 2022.
We believe that a country’s natural resources belong to its citizens. Our mission is to promote understanding of natural resource management, strengthen public and corporate governance and accountability, and provide the data to inform policymaking and multi-stakeholder dialogue in the extractive sector. By becoming a member of the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), countries commit to disclose information along the extractive industry value chain – from how extraction rights are awarded, to how revenues make their way through government and how they benefit the public. Through participation in the EITI, more than 50 countries have agreed to a common set of rules governing what has to be disclosed and when – the EITI Standard. In each country that has joined the EITI, a multi-stakeholder group, composed of government, companies and civil society, supports implementation of the EITI Standard.