The Board agreed that Niger has made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard
Description: See PDF attached below (English/French)
Where: 38th Board meeting in Manila, Philippines
Internal: Board paper 38-6-F Public domain:Documentation (Validation Report, MSG comments, initial data collection)News item on the decision: Niger progressing slowly against the EITI Standard
Nigers's Validation commenced on 1 November 2016. On 26 October 2017, the EITI Board found that Niger has made inadequate progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.
The following documentation laid the basis for the Board's decision, attached below:
This Annual Activity Report presents all activities undertaken by EITI Niger during the past year.
An outline of the steps leading to beneficial ownership disclosure by 1 January 2020.
The Annual Progress Report provides an overview of all EITI Niger's activities during the past year.
This EITI Report (in French) covers Niger's extractive sector in 2014. It was published in December 2016.
The Board agreed to the proposal in Board paper 35-4-G that Niger’s Validation commence immediately and take account of progress since 1 July 2016
Niger has sought an extension of the Validation commencement date (1 July 2016). Having assessed the extension request in accordance with requirement 8.5, the EITI Board concludes that Niger is not eligible for an extension of its Validation. In accordance with the EITI Standard, Validation will begin immediately. The Validation report will reflect progress made since 1 July 2016.
Where: 35th Board meeting in Astana, Kazahkstan
The work plan presents all activities EITI Niger is planning for the period in question.