EITI Factsheet

Published Date: 
September, 2020
Publisher: 
EITI International Secretariat

This factsheet provides a two-page introduction to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

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.

Guidance Note: EITI Requirement 6.1

Published Date: 
January, 2021
Publisher: 
EITI International Secretariat

This guidance note refers to the 2019 EITI Standard

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In addition to taxes levied by central, regional and local governments, extractive companies often make social and environmental contributions in the areas where they operate. These contributions can be made to central, regional or local governments, communities, non-governmental organisations or other third parties. 

Guidance Note: EITI Requirement 4.3

Published Date: 
February, 2021
Publisher: 
EITI International Secretariat

Infrastructure provisions and barter arrangements 

This guidance note refers to the 2019 EITI Standard

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Resource-rich countries that have limited access to capital and credit, but high needs for infrastructure development, often consider “package deals” to develop their infrastructure in exchange for their natural resources. The resources pledged by the state may include exploration or production rights for oil, gas and minerals, as well as access to land,

2021 Changes to EITI Validation explainer

Published Date: 
December, 2020
Publisher: 
EITI International Secretariat

To better support relevant, sustainable and impactful EITI implementation, the EITI Board has introduced a new Validation model.

The new approach maintains the rigour of the Validation process while also accommodating the diverse challenges and priorities of implementing countries. It supports regular oversight of disclosures by multi-stakeholder groups. It also seeks to engage stakeholders throughout the process and ensure that intended outcomes of EITI implementation are being met.

Validation review 2020

Published Date: 
September, 2019
Publisher: 
EITI International Secretariat

Validation is the EITI’s quality assurance process. It assesses performance and promotes dialogue and learning at the country level. It also safeguards the integrity of the EITI by holding implementing countries to the same global standard, by providing an impartial assessment of whether EITI implementation in a country is in line with the provisions of the EITI Standard. More information on Validation can be found here

Guidance Note: EITI Requirement 2.6

Published Date: 
October, 2020
Publisher: 
EITI International Secretariat

State participation and state-owned enterprises

This guidance note refers to the 2019 EITI Standard

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State-owned enterprises (SOEs) play important roles in exploiting natural resources and managing the extractive sector. While some are commercial or operational companies —selling crude oil or raw minerals, managing state equity or participating directly in extractive operations — others are regulatory or administrative entities or instruments of economic or state development. 

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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.

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