EITI Rules

Published Date: 
April, 2011
Publisher: 
EITI

The EITI Rules 2011 have been replaced by the EITI Standard

The EITI Rules 2011 includes the EITI Principles, Criteria, the EITI Requirements, the EITI Articles of Association, the EITI Validation Guide and Policy Notes issued by the EITI Secretariat, conveying decisions taken by the EITI Board.

On 16 February 2011, the EITI Board agreed a new edition of the EITI Rules An overview of the changes to the EITI Rules - 2011 edition is available

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Subsidies at what cost? Shedding light on state support for fossil fuel consumption

Published Date: 
March, 2021

Many governments subsidise the production and consumption of fossil fuels in their domestic markets. Subsidies can take the form of direct or indirect financial contributions by a government to fossil fuel companies. They support the cost of production of oil, natural gas or coal, reducing the prices paid for these commodities by domestic consumers.  

The scale of subsidies is substantial. According to the IMF, fossil fuel subsidies amounted to an estimated 

The case for contract transparency

Published Date: 
February, 2021

Contracts, licenses and associated agreements are important elements of a country’s legal framework. They explain the rights and obligations of all parties involved in the exploration and production of oil, gas and minerals.  

By shedding light on the rules and terms that govern extractives projects, contract transparency can help curb corruption and empower citizens to assess whether they are getting a good deal for their resources. Publication of contracts gives visibility on how much revenue is expected to flow to national and subnational governments.

EITI Board oversight of EITI implementation

Published Date: 
January, 2021
Publisher: 
EITI International Secretariat

Section 4 of the EITI Standard 2019

This section outlines the procedures and criteria that the EITI Board uses in overseeing and validating EITI implementation. This includes the time frames established by the EITI Board for publication of EITI data and oversight of the Validation process.

Article 1 – Adapted implementationArticle 2 – Disclosure and reporting deadlinesArticle 3 – Initial Validation deadlineArticle 4 – EITI Validation processA. Assessment of each EITI RequirementB.

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Reporting guidelines for companies buying oil, gas and minerals from governments

Published Date: 
September, 2020
Publisher: 
EITI International Secretariat

These reporting guidelines are for use by companies buying oil, gas and minerals from governments to inform their disclosures on payments to governments in their own company reports. They aim to ensure the consistent disclosure of payments to the state or state-owned enterprises (SOEs) where:

Oil, gas or minerals are being sold on behalf of the state,EITI requirements are applicable and relevant, orThere is commitment to transparency in commodity sales.

EITI 2019-2020 Outreach Strategy

Published Date: 
September, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI International Secretariat

This document proposes the objectives of the strategy, as well as the criteria and strategic approaches that the EITI should use to guide its outreach priorities. In light of these, it proposes outreach priorities for the EITI – including a ramping up of our engagement with state-owned enterprises, financial institutions and southern-based multi-national corporations – and the corresponding resource implications. Finally, it includes a brief background section for the benefit of new Board members, outlining the EITI’s outreach efforts to date and other considerations.

Assessing implementation of EITI’s beneficial ownership requirement

Published Date: 
July, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI International Secretariat

This paper outlines a framework how to assess progress in meeting the beneficial ownership requirement (2.5) in EITI Validation. The framework was decided by the Borad in June 2019 (2019-48/BM-43). The framework seeks to ensure that implementing countries have adequate guidance in preparation for the approaching 1 January 2020 deadline. The framework consists of a technical assessment of meeting the requirements’ components, and an assessment of effectiveness.

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