Register of Board decisions

We are currently moving the Board decision records into the list below. All new decisions, starting with the Paris Board meeting, start here. For a full list (up to June 2019), please visit eiti.org/board-decisions.

Board decisions

Datesort ascending Decision # Decision Keywords Country
14.08.2019 2019-52/BC-278 Changes to the Board: Sören Dengg succeeds Geneviève Van Rossum as a Board member (supporting countries). Jürg Vollenweider becomes his alternate. EITI governance
22.07.2019 2019-50/BC-277 44th Board meeting minutes are approved. EITI governance
21.07.2019 2019-49/BC-277 43rd Board meeting minutes are approved. EITI governance
21.07.2019 2019-51/BC-277 International EITI is to operate in English and French until further notice. EITI governance
17.06.2019 2019-48/BM-43 The Board agreed on the framework and timing for assessing Requirement 2.5 on beneficial ownership, and on a broader review of the Validation process. Policy, Validation
17.06.2019 2019-47/BM-43 The Board agreed that Mali has made meaningful progress with considerable improvements in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Mali
17.06.2019 2019-46/BM-43 The Board agrees that Sierra Leone has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Sierra Leone
17.06.2019 2019-45/BM-43 The Board agreed that Peru has made meaningful progress overall with implementing the 2016 EITI Standard, with considerable improvements. Validation Peru
17.06.2019 2019-44/BM-43 The EITI Board agreed that Albania has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard, with considerable improvements Validation Albania
17.06.2019 2019-43/BM-43 The Board acknowledged the adoption of the 2019 EITI Standard to be launched at the EITI Global Conference in Paris on 18-19 June. Policy
09.06.2019 2019-42/BC-276 The Board decided that Liberia’s temporary suspension is reaffirmed. Government engagement Liberia
24.05.2019 2019-41/BC-274 Changes to the Board - constituency of implementing countries EITI governance
08.05.2019 2019-39/BC-273 The Board agreed that Germany has made satisfactory progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Germany
07.05.2019 2019-40/BC-273 The Board lifted Madagascar's suspension. Reporting deadline, Suspension Madagascar
03.05.2019 2019-36/BC-272 The Board approved the final changes to the 2016 EITI Standard and transitional arrangements. Policy
30.04.2019 2019-37/BC-272 The Board approved the updates to the EITI Open data policy. Policy
23.04.2019 2019-28/BC-271 The Board approved the amendments to the EITI Articles of Association. EITI governance
15.04.2019 2019-35/BC-271 The Board lifted Guatemala's suspension. Reporting deadline Guatemala
15.04.2019 2019-34/BC-271 Board agreed to extend CowaterSogema International as the Independent Validator for the 2019 Validations. Validation
15.04.2019 2019-33/BC-271 The EITI Board adopted a revised Summary data template. Policy
15.04.2019 2019-32/BC-271 The Board concluded that Tanzania is eligible for an extension for the second Validation. Extension request for Validation Tanzania
15.04.2019 2019-31/BC-271 The Board concluded that Liberia is not eligible for an extension of Validation. Extension request for Validation Liberia
14.04.2019 2019-30/BC-271 The Board approved Iraq's request for adapted implementation. Adapted implementation request Iraq
14.04.2019 2019-29/BC-271 The Board approved São Tomé and Príncipe's request for adapted implementation. Adapted implementation request São Tomé and Príncipe
28.03.2019 2019-27/BC-270 Kyiv Board meeting minutes are approved. EITI governance
14.03.2019 2019-26/BC-269 The Board lifted Togo's suspension. Reporting deadline, Suspension Togo
28.02.2019 2019-25/BM-42 The Board agreed in principle to the proposals made on clarifications and changes to the EITI Requirements. Policy
26.02.2019 2019-16/BM-42 The EITI Board agreed that Ghana has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard, with considerable improvements. Validation Ghana
26.02.2019 2019-24/BM-42 Changes to the Board: Marième Diawara Thiaw, Permanent Secretary/Coordinator, EITI Secretariat, Senegal, succeeds Mankeur Ndiaye, Chair of the EITI Senegal National Committee, from the constituency of implementing countries as alternate Board member. EITI governance
26.02.2019 2019-15/BM-42 The Board adopted criteria to consider developments and information disclosed after the commencement of Validation. Policy, Validation
26.02.2019 2019-14/BM-42 The Board admitted the Argentina as an EITI candidate country. Candidature Argentina
25.02.2019 2019-13/BC-266 The Board concluded that the Suriname is not eligible for an extension request and is suspended Extension request for reporting Suriname
25.02.2019 2019-11/BC-266 The Board noted that Afghanistan did not publish the EITI Report covering the fiscal year ending 20 December 2016 by the deadline of 20 December 2018. Afghanistan
24.02.2019 2019-10/BC-266 The Board concluded that the Republic of the Congo is not eligible for an extension request. Extension request for reporting Republic of the Congo
24.02.2019 2019-09/BC-266 The Board concluded that Cameroon is not eligible for an extension request. Extension request for reporting Cameroon
21.02.2019 2019-08/BC-268 Changes to the Board: Chris Murgatroyd, Deputy Head, Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Department, Economic Development Division at the Department for International Development (DFID, United Kingdom), succeeds Judith Herbertson from the const EITI governance
01.02.2019 2019-04/BC-266 The Board suspended Madagascar for missing the deadline for the 2017 annual progress report. Reporting deadline Madagascar
31.01.2019 2019-05/BC-266 The Board suspended Togo for missing the deadline for the 2017 annual progress report. Reporting deadline Togo
31.01.2019 2019-07/BC-266 The Board agreed that Mali is eligible for an extension of its second Validation deadline. Extension request for Validation Mali
31.01.2019 2019-06/BC-266 The EITI Board acknowledged that Liberia published the 2015/16 EITI Report but didn't publish the 2017 annual progress report by the deadline of 31 December 2018. Reporting deadline Liberia
31.01.2019 2019-03/BC-266 The Board suspended Guatelmala for missing the deadlines for the 2016 EITI Report and the 2017 annual progress report. Reporting deadline Guatemala
21.01.2019 2019-01/BC-264 Changes to the Board: Geneviève Van Rossum, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France and Sören Dengg, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany replace Rosmarie Schlup and Dirk-Jan Koch as full Board member and alternate respectively ( EITI governance
27.12.2018 2018-60/BC-263 Changes to the Board: Stephen Douglas (companies constituency), Senior Adviser to the President at Total replaces Jean-François Lassalle (Total). EITI governance
25.11.2018 2018-59/BC-261 Meeting minutes of the 41st Board meeting in Senegal, Dakar are approved as of 26 November 2018. EITI governance
21.11.2018 2018-58/BC-261 The Board approved the 2019 EITI work plan and budget. EITI governance
30.10.2018 2018-57/BM-41 The 8th Global Conference (2019) will be held in Paris, France. EITI governance France
30.10.2018 2018-56/BM-41 The 42nd Board meeting will be held on 26-28 February 2019 in Kyiv, Ukraine. EITI governance Ukraine
30.10.2018 2018-54/BM-41 The Board decided that the Implementation Committee form a working group to propose revisions to the EITI Requirements. Policy
30.10.2018 2018-52/BM-41 The Board decided that the EITI undertake a targeted effort for SOE transparency and clarify requirements 2.6, 4.5 and 6.2. State-owned enterprises
29.10.2018 2018-53/BM-41 The Board decided to continue supporting implementing countries and SOEs to systematically disclose information on the sale of the state’s share of oil, gas and minerals and to clarify requirement 4.2. Commodity trading
15.10.2018 2018-50/BC-259 The EITI Board agreed that the Kyrgyz Republic is eligible for an extension of its Validation deadline due to exceptional circumstances. Extension request for Validation Kyrgyz Republic
15.10.2018 2019-51/BC-259 Changes to the Board: Carolina Rojas Hayes (implementing countries constituency), Vice Minister of Mines, replaces Carlos Andres Cante. EITI governance
03.09.2018 2018-45/BC-256 The Board agreed that Liberia is ineligible for an extension of the reporting and Validation deadlines and is suspended effective 3 September 2018. Extension request for reporting, Extension request for Validation Liberia
03.09.2018 2018-46/BC-256 The Board agreed that the Democratic Republic of the Congo is eligible for an extension of its Validation deadline due to exceptional circumstances that led to significant delays in EITI implementation. Extension request for Validation Democratic Republic of Congo
03.09.2018 2018-47/BC-256 The EITI Board agreed that Germany's Validation starts on 1 November 2018. Request for early Validation Germany
03.09.2018 2018-48/BC-256 The EITI Board agreed that Sierra Leone is ineligible for an extension of the commencement of Validation. Extension request for Validation Sierra Leone
12.08.2018 2018-44/BC-255 The EITI Board agreed that Eddie Rich is appointed Acting Executive Director from 17 August 2018. EITI governance
30.07.2018 2018-42/BC-254 Meeting minutes of the 40th Board meeting in Berlin, Germany are approved as of 31 July 2018. EITI governance
30.07.2018 2018-43/BC-254 The Board lifted Honduras' suspension. Reporting deadline, Suspension Honduras
13.02.2018 2018-14/BM-39 The Board agreed that Mongolia has made satisfactory progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Mongolia
13.02.2018 2018-13/BM-39 The Board agreed that Kazakhstan has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Kazakhstan
13.02.2018 2018-12/BM-39 The Board agreed that Burkina Faso has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Burkina Faso
13.02.2018 2018-11/BM-39 The Board agreed that Albania has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Albania
12.02.2018 2018-15/BM-39 The Board agreed that Timor Leste has made satisfactory progress in implementing the 2016 Standard. Validation Timor-Leste
12.02.2018 2018-09-B/BM-39 The Board suspended Honduras for not meeting the publication deadline of their 2015 EITI Report. Extension request for reporting Honduras
04.12.2017 2017-62/BC-242 The Board agreed that Norway has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Norway
26.10.2017 2017-56/BM-38 The Board agreed that Niger has made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Niger
26.10.2017 2017-55/BM-38 The Board agreed that Iraq has made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Iraq
25.10.2017 2017-54/BM-38 The Board agreed that Zambia has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Zambia
25.10.2017 2017-53/BM-38 The Board agreed that Tanzania has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Tanzania
25.10.2017 2017-52/BM-38 The Board agreed that Honduras has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Honduras
25.10.2017 2017-51/BM-38 The Board agreed that Mozambique has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Mozambique
05.10.2017 2017-40/BC-239 The Board concluded that the Philippines has made satisfactory progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Philippines
24.05.2017 2017-29/BM-37 The Board agreed that Mali has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Mali
24.05.2017 2017-28/BM-37 The Board agreed that Liberia has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Liberia
08.03.2017 2017-13/BM-36 The Board agreed that Tajikistan has made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Tajikistan
08.03.2017 2017-12/BM-36 The Board agreed that Solomon Islands have made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Solomon Islands
08.03.2017 2017-11/BM-36 The Board agreed that São Tomé and Príncipe has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation São Tomé and Príncipe
08.03.2017 2017-10/BM-36 The Board agreed that Mauritania has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Mauritania
08.03.2017 2017-09/BM-36 The Board agreed that the Kyrgyz Republic has made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Kyrgyz Republic
08.03.2017 2017-08/BM-36 The Board agreed that Ghana has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Ghana
11.01.2017 2017-04/BC-224 The Board agreed that Timor-Leste has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Timor-Leste
11.01.2017 2017-03/BC-224 The Board agreed that Peru has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Peru
11.01.2017 2017-02/BC-224 The Board agreed that Nigeria has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Nigeria
11.01.2017 2017-01/BC-224 The Board agreed that Mongolia has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard. Validation Mongolia
23.12.2016 2016-39/BC-223 The Board approved the application of the safeguard provisions for Validation of EITI countries. Validation
13.12.2016 2016-38/BC-223 36th EITI Board meeting (8-9 March) is to be held in Bogota, Colombia. EITI governance
13.12.2016 2016-37/BC-223 Changes to the Board: John Harrington (company constituency) steps down as Alternate to Stuart Brooks. EITI governance
05.12.2016 2016-36/BC-222 Meeting minutes of the 35th Board meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan are approved as of 5 December 2016. EITI governance
25.11.2016 2016-35/BC-222 The 36th Board meeting is to be held 8-9 March. EITI governance
25.11.2016 2016-34/BC-221 2017 EITI Work plan and budget are approved EITI governance
26.10.2016 2016-33/BM-35 Changes to the Board: The Board agreed to the nomination of James Ensor, from BHP Billiton, as the replacement of Ian Wood on the EITI Board. EITI governance
26.10.2016 2016-32/BM-35 The Board approved the draft procedures for performance appraisal of the Head of Secretariat. EITI governance
26.10.2016 2016-31/BM-35 The Board approved Board paper 35-10-C (Constituency consultations). EITI governance
26.10.2016 2016-30/BM-35 The Board decided to add five recommendations in Board paper 35-10-B (Governance Review Follow-up) be included in the Governance and Oversight Committee workplan. EITI governance
26.10.2016 2016-29/BM-35 The Board tasked the International Secretariat to prepare tables comparing Validation assessments. EITI governance
26.10.2016 2016-28/BM-35 The Board approved the proposed governance reforms. EITI governance
26.10.2016 2016-27/BM-35 The Board approved the 2017 work plan in principle. EITI governance
26.10.2016 2016-26/BM-35 The Board approved the Terms of Reference for an expenditure review. EITI governance, Funding
26.10.2016 2016-25/BM-35 The Board approved the funding review and agreed to revisit the issue upon clarification of supporting countries' position at its 36th meeting. EITI governance, Funding

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