Board decisions (archive)
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The table below gives an overview of all decisions taken since the Global Conference in Lima (February 2016). The reference in the column on the left leads to a full description of the decision.
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|Hyperlink||Date||Decision / announcement||Keywords|
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.
The EITI Board agreed that Mali has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard.
|2019-46/BM-43||17.06.2019||The Board agreed that Sierra Leone had made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard.||Sierra Leone, Validation|
The EITI Board agreed that Peru has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard.
|2019-44/BM-43||17.06.2019||The Board decided that Albania made meaningful progress with considerable improvements.||Albania Validation|
The Board acknowledged the adoption of the 2019 EITI Standard to be launched at the EITI Global Conference in Paris on 18-19 June.
|2019-42/BC-276||10.06.2019||The Board decided that Liberia’s temporary suspension is reaffirmed.||Reporting deadline, suspension|
|2019-41/BC-274||24.05.2019||Changes to the Board. Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of State and Chair of the Senegal-EITI succeeds Marième Diawara Thiaw, Permanent Secretary/Coordinator, EITI Secretariat, Senegal, from the constituency of implementing countries as alternate Board member.||ETIT governance|
The Board approved the final changes to the 2016 EITI Standard and transitional arrangements.
|2019-40/BC-273||08.05.2019||The Board lifted Madagascar's suspension.||Reporting deadline, suspension|
The Board agreed that Germany has made satisfactory progress overall with implementing the EITI Standard.
The EITI Board agreed that Chad has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard.
The Board approved the updates to the EITI Open data policy.
|Policy, EITI Standard|
The Board approved the amendments to the EITI Articles of Association.
|2019-35/BC-271||15.04.2019||The Board lifted Guatemala's suspension.||Reporting deadline, suspension,|
|2019-34/BC-271||15.04.2019||Board agreed to extend CowaterSogema International as the Independent Validator for the 2019 Validations.||Validation|
|2019-33/BC-271||15.04.2019||EITI Board adopted a revised Summary data template.||EITI data, policy|
|2019-32/BC-271||15.04.2019||The Board concluded that Tanzania is eligible for an extension for the second Validation.||Extension request for second Validation|
|2019-31/BC-271||15.04.2019||The Board concluded that Liberia is not eligible for an extension of Validation.||Validation extension request|
|2019-30/BC-271||15.04.2019||The Board approved Iraq's request for adapted implementation.||Adapted implementation request|
|2019-29/BC-271||15.04.2019||The Board approved São Tomé and Príncipe's request for adapted implementation.||Adapted implementation request|
|2019-27/BC-270||29.03.2019||Meeting minutes of the 42nd Board meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine are approved.||EITI governance|
The Board lifted Togo' suspension.
|Country status, Togo|
|2019-25/BM-42||28.02.2019||The Board agreed in principle to the proposals made on clarifications and changes to the EITI Requirements.||Policy|
The Board agreed that Trinidad and Tobago has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard.
|Validation, Trinidad and Tobago|
|2019-22/BM-42||27.02.2019||The Board agreed that Norway has made satisfactory progress overall with implementing the EITI Standard.||Validation, Norway|
The Board agreed that Ethiopia has made meaningful progress with implementing the EITI Standard.
|2019-20/BM-42||27.02.2019||The Board agreed that Nigeria has made satisfactory progress overall with implementing the EITI Standard.||Validation, Nigeria|
|2019-19/BM-42||27.02.2019||The Board agreed that Mauritania has made meaningful progress overall with implementing the EITI Standard, with considerable improvements across several individual requirements.||Validation, Mauritania|
|2019-18/BM-42||27.02.2019||The Board agreed that Malawi has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the EITI Standard.||Validation, Malawi|
|2019-17/BM-42||27.02.2019||The Board agreed that Guinea has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the EITI Standard.||Validation, Guinea|
|2019-16/BM-42||27.02.2019||The Board agreed that Ghana has made meaningful progress overall with implementing the EITI Standard, with considerable improvements across several individual requirements.||Validation, Ghana|
|2019-15/BM-42||27.02.2019||The Board adopted criteria for considering new developments and information disclosed after the commencement of Validation.||EITI governance|
|2019-14/BM-42||27.02.2019||The Board admitted Argentina as an EITI candidate country.||Candidature, Argentina|
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.
The Board concluded that the Suriname is not eligible for an extension request and is suspended.
|Extension request, Suriname|
The Board concluded that the Sao Tome and Principe is not eligible for an extension request. The delayed 2016 EITI Report was published on 22 February 2019 and the 2017 Annual Progress Report on 25 February and the suspension was not enforced, in accordance with previous practice.
|Extension request, Sao Tome and Principe|
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 is currently suspended for insufficient progress during Validation.
|Extension request, Afghanistan|
|2019-10/BC-266||25.02.2019||The Board concluded that the Republic of the Congo is not eligible for an extension request. The delayed 2016 EITI Report was published on 18 February 2019 and the suspension was not enforced, in accordance with previous practice.||Extension request, Republic of the Congo|
|2019-9/BC-266||25.02.2019||The Board concluded that Cameroon is not eligible for an extension request. The delayed 2016 EITI Report was published on 21 February 2019 and the suspension was not enforced, in accordance with previous practice.||Extension request, Cameroon|
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 constituency of supporting countries as a Board member.
|2019-7/BC-266||01.02.2019||The Board agreed that Mali is eligible for an extension of its second Validation deadline.||Validation extension request, Mali|
|2019-6/BC-266||01.02.2019||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|
|2019-5/BC-266||01.02.2019||The Board suspended Togo for missing the deadline for the 2017 annual progress report.||Reporting deadline, Togo|
|2019-4/BC-266||01.02.2019||The Board suspended Madagascar for missing the deadline for the 2017 annual progress report.||Reporting deadline, Madagascar|
|2019-3/BC-266||01.02.2019||The Board suspended Guatemala for missing the deadlines for the 2016 EITI Report and the 2017 annual progress report.||Reporting deadlines, Guatemala|
|2019-2/BC-264||18.01.2019||The EITI Board agreed that Afghanistan made inadequate progress overall in implementing the EITI Standard.||Validation, Afghanistan|
|2019-1/BC-264||18.01.2019||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 (supporting countries constituency).||EITI governance|
|Hyperlink||Date||Decision / announcement||Keywords|
|2018-60/BC-263||28.12.2018||Changes to the Board: Stephen Douglas (companies constituency), Senior Adviser to the President at Total replaces Jean-François Lassalle (Total).||EITI governance|
|2018-59/BC-261||22.11.2018||Meeting minutes of the 41st Board meeting in Senegal, Dakar are approved as of 26 November 2018.||EITI governance|
|2018-58/BC-261||22.11.2018||The Board approved the 2019 EITI work plan and budget.||EITI governance|
|2018-57/BM-41/41-8||31.10.2018||The Global Conference 2019 will be held in Paris, France.||EITI governance|
|2018-56/BM-41||31.10.2018||The 42nd Board meeting will be held on 26-28 February 2019 in Kyiv, Ukraine.||EITI governance|
|2018-55/BM-41/41-5-D||30.10.2018||The EITI Board agreed that Papua New Guinea has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard.||Validation, PNG|
|2018-54/BM-41/41-4-C||30.10.2018||The Board decided that the Implementation Committee form a working group to propose revisions to the EITI Requirements.||Policy|
|2018-53/BM-41/41-4-B||30.10.2018||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.||Targeted effort, Commodity trading|
|2018-52/BM-41/41-4-A||30.10.2018||The Board decided that the EITI undertake a targeted effort for SOE transparency and clarify requirements 2.6, 4.5 and 6.2.||Targeted effort, State-owned enterprises|
|2018-51/BC-259||16.10.2018||Changes to the Board: Carolina Rojas Hayes (implementing countries constituency), Vice Minister of Mines, replaces Carlos Andres Cante.||EITI governance|
|2018-50/BC-259||16.10.2018||The EITI Board agreed that the Kyrgyz Republic is eligible for an extension of its Validation deadline due to exceptional circumstances.||Validation extension request, Kyrgyz Republic|
|The EITI Board agreed that Seychelles has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the EITI Standard.||Validation, Seychelles|
|2018-48/BC-256||04.09.2018||The EITI Board agreed that Sierra Leone is ineligible for an extension of the commencement of Validation.||Sierra Leone, Validation extension request|
|2018-47/BC-256||04.09.2018||The EITI Board agreed that Germany's Validation starts on 1 November 2018.||Early Validation, Germany|
|2018-46/BC-256||04.09.2018||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, DRC|
|2018-45/BC-256||04.09.2018||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, Liberia|
|2018-44/BC-255||13.08.2018||The EITI Board agreed that Eddie Rich is appointed Acting Executive Director from 17 August 2018.||EITI governance|
|2018-43/BC-254||31.07.2018||The Board lifted Honduras' suspension.||Country status, Honduras|
|2018-42/BC-254||31.07.2018||Meeting minutes of the 40th Board meeting in Berlin, Germany are approved as of 31 July 2018.||EITI governance|
|2018-40/BM-40/BP-40-7-A||29.06.2018||The EITI Board agreed on expectations for companies supporting the EITI.||EITI governance|
|2018-34/BM-40/BP-40-6-C||29.06.2018||The EITI Board agreed that the Republic of Congo has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the EITI Standard.||Validation, Republic of Congo|
|2018-39/BM-40/BP-40-4-A||29.06.2018||The Board clarified the application of requirement 8.3.c.i (civil society engagement).||Civil society engagement|
|2018-38/BM-40/BP-40-6-A||29.06.2018||The EITI Board agreed that Colombia has made satisfactory progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Colombia|
|2018-37/BM-40/BP-40-6-G||29.06.2018||The EITI Board agreed that Ukraine has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Ukraine|
|2018-36/BM-40/BP-40-6-E||29.06.2018||The EITI Board agreed that São Tomé and Príncipe has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard, with considerable improvements across several individual requirements.||Validation, Sao Tomé and Principé|
|2018-35/BM-40/BP-40-6-D||29.06.2018||The EITI Board agreed that Madagascar has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Madagascar|
|2018-32/BM-40/BP-40-6-A||29.06.2018||The EITI Board agreed that Cameroon has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Cameroon|
|2018-41/BM-40/BP-40-5-A||29.06.2018||The Board approved the 2018-2019 Outreach Strategy.||EITI governance|
|2018-31/ BM-40/BP-40-4-D||29.06.2018||The EITI Board confirmed that the proposal from the multi-stakeholder group in Germany on the materiality threshold for local business taxes is in line with the EITI requirements 4.1 and 4.6 of the EITI Standard.||Germany, materiality threshold|
|2018-30/BM-40/BP-40-4-C||29.06.2018||EITI Board adopted the changes revisions to the EITI’s key performance indicators (KPIs).||EITI governance|
|2018-29/BM-40/BP-40-5-B||28.06.2018||The Board admitted the Netherlands as an EITI candidate country.||Candidature, Netherlands|
|2018-28/BC-252||22.06.2018||The Board agreed that Armenia is eligible for an extension and the reporting deadline is extended to 9 March 2019.||Extension request, Armenia|
|2018-27/BC-251||08.06.2018||Changes to the Board: Bent Graff (supporting countries constituency, Denmark) is stepping down and Judith Herbertson from DFID, UK, succeeds him. Marte Briseid of the Norwegian government’s Oil for Development Programme becomes Judith’s alternate.||EITI governance|
|2018-26/BC-251||08.06.2018||The Board agreed that Timor-Leste is eligible for an extension and the reporting deadline is extended to 30 June 2019.||Extension request, Timor-Leste|
|2018-25/BC-249||14.05.2018||Board agreed to appoint CowaterSogema International as the Independent Validator for the 2018 Validations.||Validation|
|2018-24/BC-249||08.05.2018||The Board agreed that Togo has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 Standard.||Validation, Togo|
|2018-23/BC-249||08.05.2018||EITI Board agreed that Senegal has made satisfactory progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Senegal|
|2018-22/BC-249||08.05.2018||The Board agreed that Côte d'Ivoire has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 Standard.||Validation, Côte d'Ivoire|
|2018-21/BC-247||01.05.2018||Changes to the Board: Judith Herbertson from DFID, UK, to replace Rhona Birchall, Bent Graff's alternate (supporting countries constituency).||EITI governance|
|2018-20/BC-247||28.03.2018||Meeting minutes of the 39th Board meeting in Oslo, Norway are approved as of 28 March 2018.||EITI governance|
|2018-19/BM-39/BP-39-8||14.02.2018||The Board agreed to approve the 2017 Accounts as presented by the Audit Committee.||EITI governance|
|2018-18/BM-39/BP-39-7-B||14.02.2018||The Board agreed the recommendations in Board paper 39-7-B Remuneration review.||EITI governance|
|2018-17/BM-39/BP-39-6||14.02.2018||The Board agreed the recommendations in Board paper 39-6 EITI Constituency Recommendations, and to continue working on supporting country minimum funding requirements and supporting company minimum expectations.||EITI governance|
|2018-15/BM-39/BP-39-5-H||14.02.2018||The Board agreed that Timor Leste has made satisfactory progress in implementing the 2016 Standard.||Validation, Timor Leste|
|2018-14/BM-39/BP-39-5-E||13.02.2018||The Board agreed that Mongolia has made satisfactory progress on implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Mongolia|
|2018-13/BM-39/BP-39-5-D||13.02.2018||The Board agreed that Kazakhstan has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Kazakhstan|
|2018-12/BM-39/BP-39-5-B||13.02.2018||The Board agreed that Burkina Faso has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Burkina Faso|
|2018-11/BM-39/BP-39-5-A||13.02.2018||The Board agreed that Albania has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Albania|
|2018-10/BM-39/BP-39-4-D||13.02.2018||The Board approved Ukraine’s request for adapted implementation.||Ukraine, adapted implementation|
The Board noted that the Solomon Islands did not publish the 2015 EITI Report by the deadline of 31 December 2017. The Solomon Islands is currently suspended due to having achieved insufficient progress during Validation.
|Solomon Islands, no extension request|
|2018-9-H/BM-39/BP-39-4-C||13.02.2018||The Board concluded that Sierra Leone is not eligible for an extension request. The delayed 2015 EITI Report was published on 12 February 2018 and the suspension was not enforced, in accordance with previous practice.||Extension request, Sierra Leone|
|2018-9-G/BM-39/BP-39-4-C||13.02.2018||The Board concluded that the Seychelles is not eligible for an extension request. The delayed 2015 EITI Report was published on 9 January 2018 and the suspension was not enforced, in accordance with previous practice.||Extension request, Seychelles|
|2018-9-F/BM-39/BP-39-4-C||13.02.2018||The Board concluded that the Republic of Congo is not eligible for an extension for the publication of its 2015 EITI Report and had not submitted an extension request for the publication of its annual progress report. The delayed reports were published prior to the Board meeting and the suspension was not enforced, in accordance with previous practice.||Extension request, Republic of Congo|
The Board concluded that Peru is not eligible for an extension for the publication of EITI Reports (2015-2016).
The EITI Board also grants Peru an extension of the deadline for commencement of the second Validation.
|Peru, Validation extension request|
|2018-9-D/BM-39/BP-39-4-C||13.02.2018||The Board concluded that Mozambique is not eligible for an extension. The delayed 2015-2016 report was published on 12 February 2018 and the suspension was not enforced, in accordance with previous practice.||Extension request, Mozambique|
The Board concluded that Madagascar is eligible for an extension for the publication of the 2015 EITI Report. The reporting deadline is extended to 1 May 2018.
|Extension request, Madagascar|
The Board noted that the Kyrgyz Republic did not publish its 2015 EITI Report by the 31 December 2017 deadline. The Kyrgyz Republic is currently suspended for insufficient progress during Validation.
|Extension request, Kyrgyz Republic|
|2018-9-B/BM-39/BP-39-4-C||13.02.2018||The Board suspended Honduras for not meeting the publication deadline of their 2015 EITI Report.||Extension request, Honduras|
The Board decided that Ghana is eligible for an extension and the reporting deadline is extended to 1 May 2018.
The commencement of Validation is extended until 8 September 2018.
|Extension request, Ghana|
|2018-8/BM-39/BP-39-4-A||13.02.2018||The Board agreed the recommendations on systematic disclosures.||Systematic disclosure, mainstreaming|
|2018-16/BM-39||13.02.2018||Changes to the Board: Carlos Aranda, former alternate to Simone Niven, to serve as Jim Miller’s alternate and James Ensor, former alternate to Jim Miller, to serve as Simone Niven’s alternate.||EITI governance|
|2018-7/BC-244||26.01.2018||Changes to the Board: Rosmarie Schlup from SECO, Switzerland, replaces Dirk-Jan Koch, MFA, The Netherlands. Dirk-Jan Koch becomes Rosmarie Schlup's alternate (supporting countries' constituency).||EITI governance|
|2018-6/BC-244||26.01.2018||Changes to the Board: Jana Morgan from ICAR replaces Wendy Tyrrell (civil society constituency).||EITI governance|
|2018-5/BC-244||26.01.2018||The 41st Board meeting will be held on 30-31 October 2018.||EITI governance|
|2018-4/BC-244||23.01.2018||The Board lifted Ethiopia's suspension.||Extension request, Ethiopia|
|2018-3/BC-244||26.01.2018||The Board approved the terms of reference for a review of the EITI’s grievance procedures.||EITI governance|
The Board decides on the observer policy for EITI Committees.
|2018-1/BC-244||26.01.2018||The Board is requesting nominees to the Nominations Committee.||EITI governance|
|2017-65/BC-243||20.12.2017||The Board approved the Terms of Reference for the review of remuneration of the EITI International Secretariat.||EITI governance|
|2017-64/BC-243||20.12.2017||The Board approved the Terms of Reference of the EITI Nominations Committee and the recruitment procedure for the EITI Executive Director.||EITI governance|
|2017-63/BC-242||04.12.2017||The Board agreed that Colombia’s Validation will start on 1 January 2018.||Colombia, Validation|
|2017-62/BC-242||04.12.2017||The Board agreed that Norway has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Norway, Validation|
|2017-61/BC-242||04.12.2017||The 2018 EITI Work plan and budget were approved.||EITI governance|
|2017-60/BC-242||04.12.2017||Meeting minutes of the 38th Board meeting in Manila, Philippines were approved.||EITI governance|
|2017-59/BM-38/BP-38-9||26.10.2017||The Board decided that the International Secretariat will convene a working group on key performance indicators .||EITI governance|
|2017-58/BM-38/BP-38-7-B||26.10.2017||The Board agreed on recommendations with regards to governance challenges in implementing countries.||EITI governance|
The Board agreed that Niger has made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.
The Board agreed that Iraq has made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.
The Board agreed that Zambia has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.
The Board agreed that Tanzania has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.
The Board agreed that Honduras has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.
The Board agreed that Mozambique has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.
|2017-57/BM-38/BP-38-5-B||25.10.2017||The Board admitted Mexico as an EITI candidate country.||Mexico, candidature|
|2017-50/BM-38/BP-38-5-A||25.10.2017||The Board admitted Guyana as an EITI candidate country.||Guyana, candidature|
|2017-49/BM-38/BP-38-4-E||25.10.2017||The Board accepted Norway’s mainstreaming request and implementation request.|
|2017-48/BM-38/BP-38-4-D||25.10.2017||The Board agreed the limited engagement policy.||Implementation|
|2017-47/BM-38/BP-38-4-B||25.10.2017||The Board agreed that Yemen be delisted from the EITI.||Yemen, delisting|
|2017-46/BM-38/BP-38-4-A||25.10.2017||The Board agreed that the Dominican Republic should not be suspended following the publication of its overdue 2015 EITI Report, which was published prior to the Board meeting. This follows previous practice.||Extension request, Dominican Republic|
|2017-45/BM-38||25.10.2017||Changes to the Board: Mankeur N’Diaye from Senegal to serve as Didier Agbemadon’s alternate following Ismaila Fall’s resignation.||EITI governance|
|2017-44/BM-38||25.10.2017||Changes to the Board: Agnès Solange Ondigui Owona replaces Professor Mack Dumba as a Board member, with Marie-Thérèse Holenn as her alternate.||EITI governance|
|2017-42/BC-240||20.10.2017||Changes to the Board: Chris Davy, United States State Department, will serve as Mark Pearson’s alternate.||EITI governance|
|2017-41/BC-240||20.10.2017||Changes to the Board: Mrs Marie Thérèse Holenn Agnong, Democratic Republic of Congo, succeeds Professor Mack Dumba as an EITI Board member.||EITI governance|
|2017-43/BC-240||18.10.2017||Afghanistan’s Validation was postponed until 1 November 2017.||Afghanistan, Validation extension|
|2017-40/BC-239/VC||05.10.2017||The Board agreed that Philippines has made satisfactory progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Philippines, Validation|
|2017-39/BC-239||05.10.2017||The 40th EITI Board meeting will be held on 28-29 June 2018 in Berlin, Germany.||EITI governance|
|2017-38/BC-238/VC||19.09.2017||The Board agreed to postpone Afghanistan’s Validation for four months until 1 November 2017.||Afghanistan, Validation extension|
|2017-37/BC-238||19.09.2017||The 39th EITI Board meeting will be held on 13-14 February 2018 in Oslo, Norway.||EITI governance|
|2017-36/BC-238||19.09.2017||Changes to the Board: Rhona Birchall, DFID, United Kingdom, will serve as an alternate for Bent Graff of Denmark (country constituency).||EITI governance|
|2017-35/BC237/IC-17-2||04.09.2017||The Board suspends Ethiopia for not meeting the publication deadline of their 2014/2015 Report.||Extension request, Ethiopia|
|2017-34/BC-237||04.09.2017||Changes to the Board: Simone Niven, Groupe Executive at Rio Tinto replaces Laurel Green (companies constituency).||EITI governance|
|2017-33/BC-235||30.06.2017||Changes to the Board: Laura Logan, representing ExxonMobil, shall be Stuart Brook’s alternate (companies constitency).||EITI governance|
|2017-32/BM-36||24.05.2017||Changes to the Board: Erik Nurnberg is to succeed Carine Smith Ihenacho (company constituency); Bent Graff, Denmark, succeeds Catarina Hedlund (supporting countries) and Rosemarie Schlup, Switzerland, succeeds Soren Dengg as Dirk-Jan Koch's alternate (supporting countries).||EITI governance|
|2017-30/BM-37/BP-37-10||24.05.2017||The 38th EITI Board meeting will be held on 25-26 October 2017 in Manila, the Philippines.||EITI governance|
|2017-29/BM-37/BP-37-9-B||24.05.2017||The Board agreed that Mali has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Mali, Validation|
|2017-28/BM-37/BP-37-9-A||24.05.2017||The Board agreed that Liberia has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Liberia, Validation|
|2017-27/BM-37/BP-37-7-A||24.05.2017||The EITI Board admits Suriname as an EITI candidate country.||Suriname, candidature|
|2017-26/BM-37/BP-37-6-B||24.05.2017||The Board agreed that the Secretariat would write a letter to the Yemeni government asking them to voluntarily withdraw from the EITI.||Yemen, country status|
|2017-25/BM-37/BP-37-6-A||24.05.2017||The Board clarified the application of beneficial ownership requirements.||Beneficial ownership, EITI Standard|
|2017-24/BM-37/BP-37-3-B||24.05.2017||The Board decided to conduct a self-assessment every two years.||EITI governance|
|2017-23/BC-231||01.05.2017||The Board approves the appointment of Adam Smith International (ASI) as the Independent Validator for the 2017 Validations.||Validation|
|2017-22/BC-230||12.04.2017||Meeting minutes of the 36th Board meeting in Bogota, Colombia are approved.||EITI governance|
|2017-21/BC-230||10.04.2017||Changes to the Board: Ruslan Baimishev representing Kazakhstan succeeds Barzarbay Nurabayev as Olga’s alternate. Carlos Andres Cante, Vice Minister of Mines in Colombia, suceeds Maria Isabel.||EITI governance|
|2017-20/BM-36||09.03.2017||The 38th EITI Board meeting will be held on 25-26 October 2017.||EITI governance|
|2017-19/BM-36||09.03.2017||The 37th EITI Board will be held in Oslo, Norway on 23-24 May.||EITI governance|
|2017-16/BM-36/BP-36-6-A||09.03.2017||The EITI Board admits Armenia as an EITI candidate country.||Armenia; candidature|
|2017-15/BM-36/BP-36-5-A||09.03.2017||The Board welcomed the steps Azerbaijan had taken to meet the EITI Standard. It decided, however, that Azerbaijan did not fully meet the corrective actions related to civil society space set by the Board in October 2016 and was therefore suspended.||Azerbaijan|
|2017-31/BM-36/BP-36-4-A||09.03.2017||The Board approved the recommendations of the Implementation Committee related to beneficial ownership.||EITI Standard, beneficial ownership|
|2017-14/BM-36/BP-36-4-B||08.03.2017||The Board reaffirmed that project level reporting is required.||Project-by-project disclosure|
|2017-13/BM-36/BP-36-5-H||08.03.2017||The Board agreed that Tajikistan has made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation; Tajikistan|
|2017-12/BM-36/BP-36-5-G||08.03.2017||The Board agreed that Solomon Islands have made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation; Solomon Islands|
|2017-11/BM-36/BP-36-5-F||08.03.2017||The Board agreed that São Tomé and Príncipe has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation; São Tomé and Príncipe|
|2017-10/BM-36/BP-36-5-E||08.03.2017||The Board agreed that Mauritania has made meaningful progress in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Mauritania|
|2017-9/BM-36/BP-36-5-C||08.03.2017||The Board agreed that the Kyrgyz Republic has made inadequate progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Kyrgyz Republic|
|2017-8/BM-36/BP-36-5-B||08.03.2017||The Board agreed that Ghana has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Ghana|
|2017-18/BM-36/BP-36-4-D||08.03.2017||The Board decided that Myanmar is eligible for an extension and the reporting deadline is extended to 31 March 2018. The commencement of Validation is extended until 1 July 2018.||Extension request, Myanmar|
|2017-17/BM-36/BP-36-4-C||08.03.2017||The Board decided that Afghanistan is eligible for an extension and the reporting deadline is extended to 1 May 2017.||Extension request, Afghanistan|
|2017-7/BC-226/IC-10-2-B||01.03.2017||The Board suspends Timor-Leste for not meeting the publication deadline of their 2014 EITI Report.||Extension request, Timor-Leste|
|2017-6/BC-224||31.01.2017||The Board agrees on the revised Validation Procedures, which will apply to the Validations commencing on 1 January 2017 onwards.||Validation|
|2017-5/BC-224||11.01.2017||Changes to the Board: Mr. Enkhbayar Nemekhbayar has stepped down as Dr. Montty Girianna’s alternate representing implementing countries and is replaced by Hon. Maria Teresa S. Habitan, Assistant Secretary at the Department of Finance, Philippines.||EITI governance|
|2017-4/BC-224||11.01.2017||The Board agreed that Timor-Leste has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Timor-Leste|
|2017-3/BC-224||11.01.2017||The Board agreed that Peru has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Peru|
|2017-2/BC-224||11.01.2017||The Board agreed that Nigeria has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Nigeria|
|2017-1/BC-224||11.01.2017||The Board agreed that Mongolia has made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard.||Validation, Mongolia|
|2016-39/BC-223/BP-35-4-H||23.12.2016||The Board approved the application of the safeguard provisions for Validation of EITI countries.||Validation|
|2016-38/BC-223||13.12.2016||36th EITI Board meeting (8-9 March) is to be held in Bogota, Colombia.|
|2016-37/BC-223||13.12.2016||Changes to the Board: John Harrington (company constituency) steps down as Alternate to Stuart Brooks.||EITI governance|
|2016-36/BC-222||05.12.2016||Meeting minutes of the 35th Board meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan are approved as of 5 December 2016.||EITI governance|
|2016-35/BC-222||25.11.2016||The 36th Board meeting is to be held 8-9 March.||EITI governance|
|2016-34/BC-221||25.11.2016||2017 EITI Work plan and budget are approved.||EITI governance|
|2016-33/BM-35||26.10.2016||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|
|2016-32/BM-35/BP-35-10-D||26.10.2016||The Board approved Board paper 35-10-D (Draft Procedures for Performance Appraisal of the Head of Secretariat).||EITI governance|
|2016-31/BM-35/BP-35-10-C||26.10.2016||The Board approved Board paper 35-10-C (Constituency consultations).||EITI governance|
|2016-30/BM-35/BP-35-10-B||26.10.2016||The Board decided that the five recommendations in Board paper 35-10-B (Governance Review Follow-up) be included in the Governance and Oversight Committee workplan.||EITI governance|
|2016-29/BM-35/BP-35-5-B-E||26.10.2016||The Board tasked the International Secretariat to prepare tables comparing assessments of the International Secretariat and Validator for requirements where the assessments differ, for Mongolia, Nigeria, Peru and Timor-Leste.||EITI governance|
|2016-28/BM-35/BP-35-10-A||26.10.2016||The Board approved the proposed governance reforms in Board paper 35-10-A with the removal of recommendations 2.2.1 and 2.2.2.||EITI governance|
|2016-27/BM-35/BP-35-8||26.10.2016||The Board approved the 2017 workplan in Board paper 35-8 in principle, pending final approval of the revised workplan by circular before 1 January 2017.||EITI governance|
|2016-26/BM-35/BP-35-9-C||26.10.2016||The Board approved the Terms of Reference for an expenditure review.||EITI governance|
|2016-25/BM-35/BP-35-9-B||26.10.2016||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|
|2016-24/BM-35||26.10.2016||The Board approved a two-year contract for the Head of Secretariat, Jonas Moberg.||EITI governance|
|2016-23/BM-35/BP-35-5-A||26.10.2016||The Board agreed that Azerbaijan should retain its EITI candidate status.||Azerbaijan, Validation|
|2016-22/BM-35/BP-35-7||26.10.2016||The Board approved the 2017 Outreach Strategy.||Outreach|
|2016-21/BM-35/BP-35-4-G||25.10.2016||The Board agreed to the proposal in Board paper 35-4-G (Validation deadline extension request: Niger) that Niger’s Validation commence immediately and take account of progress since 1 July 2016.||Niger; Validation extension request|
|2016-20/BM-35/BP-35-4-F||25.10.2016||The Board agreed to the proposal in Board paper 35-4-F (Adapted implementation request: Ukraine) and approved Ukraine’s request for adapted implementation.||Ukraine; adapted implementation|
|2016-19/BM-35/BP-35-4-E||25.10.2016||The Board agreed for the Implementation Committee to continue working on developing a recommendation to the Board on project-level reporting.||Project-level reporting|
|2016-18/BM-35/BP-35-4-D||25.10.2016||The Board agreed to the proposals in paper 35-4-D (Validation schedule) and agreed the schedule for the 30 outstanding Validations.||Validation|
|2016-17/BM-35/BP-35-4-C||25.10.2016||The Board agreed to the proposals in paper 35-4-C (Towards mainstreaming action plan) and agreed the mainstreaming action plan.||Mainstreaming|
|2016-44/BC-218||15.09.2016||The Board approves the appointment of SDSG for Independent Validator for the 2016 Validations.||Validation|
|2016-16/BC-217||18.08.2016||Changes to the Board: Bent Graff, Senior Policy Advisor, Development Policy and Financing of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to serve as an alternate Board member to Catarina Hedlund, representing Sweden as of 26 August 2016.||EITI governance|
|2016-15/BC-216||01.08.2016||The EITI Board decides that Timor-Leste is not eligible for adapted implementation.||Timor-Leste; adapted implementation|
|2016-43/BC-216||22.07.2016||Change to the Board: Mia Kjems Draegert is stepping down from the EITI Board.||EITI governance|
|2016-14/BC-215||30.06.2016||Revisions to the Board Manual related to Board and Committee procedures are agreed.||EITI governance|
|2016-13/BC-215||30.06.2016||Meeting minutes from the 34th Board meeting in Oslo, Norway are approved as of 11 July 2016.||EITI governance|
|2016-12b/BC-214||13.06.2016||Changes to the Board: Dirk-Jan Koch (The Netherlands) and Sören Dengg (Germany) join the Board.||EITI governance|
|2016-12a/BC-214||13.06.2016||Changes to the Board: Marine de Carne Trécresson (France) and Kerstin Faehrmann (Germany) step down.||EITI governance|
|2016-46/BP-34-4-A||02.06.2016||The Board agreed that changes in the 2016 Standard relating to EITI Reporting shall only be assessed in Validations starting from 1 January 2018 (open data formats, license allocations and disclosure of beneficial ownership policy and information).||Validation|
|2016-45/BP-34-4-A||02.06.2016||The Board agreed on deadlines for implementing some provisions of the 2016 EITI Standard relating to MSG governance, Annual Progress Reports, open data policy and beneficial ownership roadmaps.||Validation|
|2016-42/BC-212||27.05.2016||Changes to the Board: Catarina Hedlund suceeds Nico van Dijk and Mia Kjems Draegert is her alternate.||EITI governance|
|2016-41/BC-212||27.05.2016||The Board approved the terms of references for the Board committees.||EITI governance|
|2016-40/BC-212||27.05.2016||The Board approved the new Validation Guide and Validation Procedures.||Validation|
|2016-11/BC-210||26.3.2016||Meeting minutes from the 33rd Board meeting in Lima, Peru are approved as of 6 April 2016.||EITI governance|
|2016-10/BC-210||26.3.2016||35th EITI Board meeting is to be 25-26 October 2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan.||EITI governance|
|2016-9/BC-210||26.3.2016||34th EITI Board meeting is agreed to be delayed to 1-2 June effective 6 April 2016.||EITI governance|
|2016-7/BC-209||10.03.2016||34th EITI Board meeting is to be held 31 May – 1 June in Oslo, Norway.||EITI governance|
|2016-6/BC-209||10.03.2016||Meeting minutes from the 32nd Board meeting in Lima, Peru is approved as of 22 March 2016.||EITI governance|
|2016-5/BC-209||10.03.2016||EITI Board committees and its membership is confirmed as of 18 March 2016.||EITI governance|
|2016-4/BC-209||10.03.2016||International EITI is to operate in English and French until further notice.||EITI governance|
|2016-3/BM-32/BP-32-5-B||23.02.2016||The EITI Board accepts the São Tomé and Príncipe EITI National Committee’s request for adapted implementation.||São Tomé and Príncipe; adapted implementation|
The Board adopted the 2016 EITI Standard.
|2016-2/BM-32/BP-32-6-B||23.02.2016||The EITI Board admits Germany as an EITI candidate country.||Germany; candidature|
|2016-1/BM-32/BP-32-6-A||23.02.2016||The EITI Board admits the Dominican Republic as an EITI candidate country.||Dominican Republic; candidature|
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