The International Secretariat, stakeholders and member countries have published a wide range of documents related to the implementation of the EITI Standard.
A selection of the secretariat's publications are presented below.
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The Progress Report is the EITI’s annual overview of the progress to improve transparency and governance of natural resources in the EITI countries around the world. The 2019 Progress Report is also available as a web version
1) The case for first trade transparency
2) The EITI Standard and first trade disclosures
3) Progress in producing countries
4) Commodity traders’ contribution to transparency
5) Next steps for EITI and first trade transparency
Ensuring transparency in how resource-rich countries sell their oil, gas and minerals goes to the core of the mandate of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). In total, USD 2.5 trillion has been disclosed by EITI countries since its inception.
Disclosing data | Strengthening governance | Fighting corruption
The EITI has 24 member countries in Africa, almost half of the global total. Some of the first governments to join EITI and publish data in line with the EITI Standard were African. This report explores the EITI’s impact in Africa on a range of issues high on the regional agenda, including domestic resource mobilisation from extractives, licensing, beneficial ownership, state-owned enterprises and commodity trading transparency.
This factsheet provides a two-page introduction to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
Highlighting the potential of recommendations from EITI Reports
An eight-page fact sheet on how EITI countries are moving towards disclosing the real owners.
More than 50 EITI countries have published their plans for how to disclose the real owners of companies in their extractive sector by January 2020. This includes building an institutional and legal framework, putting in place reporting processes and creating registers to host the BO data. Implementing countries will need substantial advice and political support in turning these commitments into reality. This brief highlights progress made so far by a selection of EITI countries in “opening up ownership”.
A brief on how the EITI can be a tool for improving transparency in the oil trading business.
This paper provides an overview of EITI reporting by state-owned, National Oil Companies (NOC) and oil traders. It sets out the importance of transparency and accountability in the “first trade” i.e. the sale of oil by NOC to oil trading companies. In many resource-rich countries, the largest revenue streams accruing to government are a share of production, received “in-kind” rather than in cash.
Tracking payments by project from companies to government.
Project-level reporting, also called “project-by-project” reporting, means that companies disclose payments by project, for example, royalties paid on gold production at a specific mine. Having access to this data allows citizens and government officials to assess whether the government receives what it ought to from each individual extractive project. That’s because payments can be compared with the terms set out in the laws or contracts governing the project.