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The EITI Rules 2011 have been replaced by the EITI Standard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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EITI observer policy for EITI committees

Published Date: 
January, 2018
Publisher: 
EITI

On 26 January 2018, the EITI Board came to the following decision

Committees may decide that non-EITI Board members may observe committee meetings and teleconferences, provided that an observer is accepted by all members of the concerned committee and that the committee finds the numbers of observers reasonable. Non-Board members who wish to observe a committee meeting or teleconference should notify the Chair of the committee and the secretariat well in advance of the Committee meeting [three days before the meeting],

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Limited engagement policy

Published Date: 
April, 2018
Publisher: 
EITI

The EITI Board adopted a policy on “limited EITI engagement” is at its Board meeting in Manila in October 2017 (decision reference: 2017-48/BM-38/BP-38-4-D). 

The policy set out in section 2 below has two parts. Section 2.1 sets out a mechanism for more strictly limiting EITI implementation to resource rich countries, and is intended for countries considering EITI implementation. Section 2.2 outlines a mechanism that the EITI could offer to existing implementing countries with limited extractive sectors, drawing on the tools available in the EITI Standard. 

EITI and opportunities for increasing local content transparency

Published Date: 
March, 2018
Publisher: 
EITI

While the EITI has typically focussed on the taxes and revenues paid by extractive companies to the government, a review of how EITI countries have covered local content in EITI Reports highlight the opportunities for EITI to contribute to local content transparency in the extractive sector. At least 24 EITI countries have decided to report local content information in EITI reporting. This includes descriptions of local content policies and commitments by companies, figures on local content (employment, procurement, and purchase of goods and nationality of company owners),

Encouraging systematic disclosure

Published Date: 
March, 2018
Publisher: 
EITI

The 2016 EITI Standard enables implementing countries to disclose the information required by the EITI Standard through routine government and corporate reporting, and consultation systems such as websites, annual reports etc. This paper recommends that systematic disclosure should be firmly established as the default expectation, with EITI Reports used to address any gaps and concerns about data quality.

Commodity trading transparency stocktake

Published Date: 
February, 2018

This paper is a stocktake of commodity trading transparency in select EITI implementing countries, aiming to shed light on the extent to which the level of transparency about the first sales have improved as a result of the EITI's increased focus on commodity trading transparency. 

Mainstreaming action plan

Published Date: 
October, 2016
Publisher: 
EITI

This action plan outlines activities to be undertaken by the EITI International Secretariat, working together with supporting organisations, to accelerate the trend toward mainstreaming.

The EITI is currently looking for consultants (individuals and firms) interested in supporting this work are invited to submit an expressions of interest. 

EITI Mainstreaming is about encouraging and recognising countries that make transparency an integral feature of their governance and management of the extractive industries.

EITI Open data policy

Published Date: 
January, 2016
Publisher: 
EITI

Approved by the International EITI Board on 9 December 2015. This policy is now part of the 2016 EITI Standard.

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This policy contains recommendations on open data in implementation of the EITI. It builds on lessons emerging from national level implementation and emerging international best practice*. The EITI Principles declare that “a public understanding of government revenues and expenditure over time [can] help public debate and inform choice of appropriate and realistic options for sustainable

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The EITI Principles

Published Date: 
February, 2016
Publisher: 
EITI

The EITI Principles are part of the EITI Standard

What is now known as the EITI evolved from the first statement of the EITI Principles agreed at the Lancaster House Conference in June 2003. Today, the EITI Standard contain these and all the requirements for implementing the EITI. These beliefs and aims are endorsed by all EITI stakeholders.

The EITI Principles provide the cornerstone of the initiative. They are:

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