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The EITI Rules 2011 have been replaced by the EITI Standard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 Open data policy

Published Date: 
February, 2016
Publisher: 
EITI

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

PreambleOpen data objectivesOpen data in EITI Implementation

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:

TOR for Validators

Standard Terms of Reference for Validator services

Published Date: 
January, 2015
Publisher: 
EITI

This document has been replaced by the Validation Guide and the Validation procedures

This document contains the Terms of Reference (TOR) for Validator services in accordance with the EITI Standard, endorsed by the EITI Board on 01.01.2015.The TOR sets out the work to be undertaken by the Validators. The International Secretariat will procure an accredited EITI validator in accordance with the EITI Standard and procedures approved by the EITI Board. The contract between the Validator and the EITI International Secretariat on behalf of the EITI is attached to this TOR1.

TOR for a targeted effort on transparency in commodity trading

Published Date: 
April, 2016
Publisher: 
EITI

It is proposed that there be a targeted effort on transparency in commodity trading is established to support a group of countries, where this issue is relevant, in a targeted effort to improve transparency commodity trading. All countries, where “in-kind” revenues are materials are invited to participate. This would include countries developing innovative approaches on transparency in commodity trading that go beyond the minimum requirements. 

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Concept note: Pilot on mainstreaming EITI disclosures

Published Date: 
July, 2015
Publisher: 
EITI

The International Secretariat proposes to initiate a pilot on mainstreaming extractive industry transparency in government and company systems. The overall objective of the pilot is to assess and test different options for mainstreaming disclosure of the information required by the EITI Standard with a view of maintaining timely, comprehensive and reliable disclosure. Implementing countries will be approached and encouraged to participate. The International Secretariat will oversee the pilot,

Agreed upon procedure for mainstreamed disclosures

Agreed upon procedure for mainstreamed disclosures

Published Date: 
February, 2016
Publisher: 
EITI

The objective of the procedure is to recognise implementing countries that make transparency an integral and routine feature of their management systems. It is important to emphasize that the procedure does not alter the EITI’s disclosure requirements. Implementation in accordance with this procedure would require the same information, in the same amount of detail, as is the case today. The procedure would not in any way alter the provisions regarding MSG oversight.

The proposed procedure has seven phases:

Board paper: EITI – a platform for progress?

Published Date: 
March, 2014
Publisher: 
EITI

This paper was submitted by the EITI Implementation Committee to the EITI Board for discussion at the 26th EITI Board meeting in Oslo, 18-19 March 2014.

It addresses central areas of potential reform of the EITI and is part of the Consultation: A platform for progress?

Foreword by Clare Short, EITI Chair at time of publication

The concept of compliance has served the EITI well, but is increasingly problematic. Compliance implies that once the EITI’s minimum requirements are met, the EITI’s work is done.

EITI Openness policy

Published Date: 
February, 2016
Publisher: 
EITI

The EITI Openness policy is part of the EITI Standard 2016, section II on governance and management of the EITI Association (chapter 8).

The documents of the EITI are public, except as otherwise provided below.

Documents disclosed to the EITI on any matter concerning operational and/or business matters, which for competition reasons are important to keep secret in the interests of the person whom the information concerns, are exempted from access.

Validation procedures

EITI Validation procedures

Published Date: 
January, 2017
Publisher: 
EITI

A standardised procedure for data collection and stakeholder consultation by the EITI International Secretariat; andA procedure for the procurement of Validators and standardised terms of reference.

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