Norway Validation 2018

Published Date: 
November, 2018
Publisher: 
EITI

On 27 February 2019, the Board agreed that Norway has made satisfactory progress in implementing the EITI Standard. See Board decision

Timeline of Validation and related materials: 4 December 2018: Second Validation commenced.1 February 2019: Draft assessment was sent to stakeholders [English].Stakeholder Comments & Validation Committee Review7 February 2019:

41st Board Meeting agenda and minutes

Published Date: 
October, 2018
Publisher: 
EITI

The 41th Board meeting 30-31 October 2018 in Dakar, Senegal.

Agenda in English and in French (attached below).

Minutes in English and in French (attached below).

Decisions taken at the Board meeting: see eiti.org/board-decisions, decisions including BM-41 in the reference number were taken in Dakar (Board meeting 41). 

Pictures of the Board meeting on (flickr to follow).

News and blogs around the Board meeting: listed here

Find an overview of all Board meetings here

São Tomé and Príncipe Validation 2018

Published Date: 
June, 2017
Publisher: 
EITI

On 29 June 2018, the EITI Board agreed that São Tomé and Príncipe has made meaningful progress with improvements. See Board decision 2018-36/BM-40/BP-40-6-E

In this second Validation, the EITI International Secretariat has assessed the progress made in addressing the ten corrective actions established by the EITI Board following STP’s first Validation in 2016. See more under background below. 

Timeline of Validation and related materials

Seychelles Validation 2018

Published Date: 
October, 2018
Publisher: 
EITI

On 1 October 2018, Seychelles was found to have made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard. See Board decision 2018-49/BC-257

Timeline of Validation and related materials:

1 January 2018: Validation commenced5-9 February 2018: Country visit 

Initial data collection and stakeholder consultations

9 July 2018 - Report on Initial data collection and stakeholder consultation [English

The EITI Board agreed that Seychelles has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the EITI Standard.

Published Date: 
October, 2018
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2018-49/BC-257

Description: see below for the decision in full. PDF attached at bottom of the page.

Based on: Requirement 8.3 EITI Validation deadlines and consequences

Internal: Board circular 257Public domain:Seychelles Validation 2018News item on the decision: Seychelles builds foundation for transparent revenue management of nascent petroleum sectorScore card: 

Ghana Validation 2018

Published Date: 
September, 2018
Publisher: 
EITI

On 27 February 2019 the Board agreed that Ghana has made meaningful progress overall with implementing the EITI Standard, with considerable improvements across several individual requirements. See Board decision 2019-16/BM-42

Timeline of Validation and related materials: 

8 September 2018: Second Validation commenced.

9 January 2019: International Secretariat sends the draft assessment was sent to the Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) [

Nigeria Validation 2018

Published Date: 
January, 2018
Publisher: 
EITI

On 27 February 2019, Nigeria was found to have made satisfactory progress in implementing the EITI Standard. See Board decision 2019-20/BM-42

Timeline of Validation and related materials: 

11 July 2018: Second Validation commenced.3 October 2018: The International Secretariat sent the draft assessment was sent to the National Stakeholders Working Group (NSWG) [English

MSG comments & Validation Committee review

Upstream Oil, Gas and Mining SOE Governance Challenges

Published Date: 
September, 2018
Publisher: 
EITI

- Governance Challenges and the Role of International Reporting Standards in Improving Performance

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State-owned enterprises (SOEs) can be described as business-oriented majority government-owned institutions that sell goods or services or manage state equity and keep their own balance sheets. More than 146 of these enterprises have been established in the upstream oil, gas or mineral sectors, with almost a third focused primarily on mining. They often play important,

The EITI Board agreed that Sierra Leone is ineligible for an extension of the commencement of Validation.

Published Date: 
August, 2018
Publisher: 
EITI

Reference: 2018-48/BC-256

The EITI Board agreed that Sierra Leone is ineligible for an extension of the commencement of Validation under Requirement 8.5 of the EITI Standard. Sierra Leone’s Validation was scheduled to begin on 1 July 2018. Validation will begin immediately and will take into account progress made up to 31 August 2018.  

Based on: EITI Requirement 8.5 on EITI extension requests

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