Countries that are dependent on mineral resources often struggle to maximise the benefits from their minerals because regulations are not in place to make sure that benefits flow equitably to citizens. In countries where governments lack full control of their territory or adequate systems to monitor mining activities, illegal exploitation of these resources and mineral smuggling have the potential to exacerbate conflict.
Description: see below for the decision in full. PDF attached at bottom of the page.
Where: 43rd Board meeting in Paris, France
Internal: Board paper 43-6Public domain:Albania second Validation 2019News item on the decision: EITI countries progress on path to transparency and accountabilityScorecard: Albania's progress by requirement
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On 30 April 2019 the EITI Board adopted the 2019 EITI Standard, replacing the 2016 EITI Standard (decision 2019-36/BC272
On 30 April 2019 the Board agreed the transitional arrangements for the adoption of the 2019 EITI Standard by implementing countries.
The EITI Board agreed that the 2019 Standard will come into force immediately, i.e., on 30 April 2019.
The Implementation Committee recommends that the EITI Board adopts a revised EITI Open data policy (see Annex 1). The Board-approved EITI Open data policy is part of the EITI Standard and has been an important reference for implementing countries in their open data efforts. The revised policy reflects various developments in the open data field and the Board’s encouragement of systematic disclosure by companies and government. It also addresses stakeholder feedback and challenges encountered in implementing countries as documented in Validation.
At the Kyiv Board meeting, the EITI Board agreed proposed amendments to the Articles of Association. The EITI Board proposes these revisions to the EITI Articles of Association for approval by the EITI Member’s Meeting on 17 June 2019. Proposed new wording in each article is marked in red.
The Ministry of Planning and Finance now invites a competent consultant firm for Myanmar EITI’s Independent Administrator to produce the fifth MEITI report for the fiscal years 2017-18 for the Oil Gas, Pearl, Mining, Jade and Gems Sectors and 2016-17 and 2017-2018 for the Forestry Sector.
The consulting services (“the Services”) include but are not limited to the following;
1. Scoping study which will assess EITI data related to the oil & gas industry, mineral industry, gems and jade, forestry sectors. Data should include sector context, production and exports,
The EITI Board adopted a revised Summary data template, to be required for EITI reporting on, or after, 1 July 2019.
The Board-approved summary data template is the EITI’s tool for collecting and publishing structured extractive sector data. The revised template draws on experience gained since the introduction of the summary data template in 2015 and on stakeholder consultations conducted in late 2018 and early 2019.
Visual information regarding the country spaces at National Innovation Exchange, which is where countries highlight their progress and innovations of EITI implementation.
The International Secretariat has prepared a PowerPoint presentation to help communicate the changes of the 2016 to the 2019 EITI Standard.