Although no two Board meetings are ever alike, difficult discussions to find consensus on particularly challenging issues are as part of the EITI as any requirement in the Standard. At the Board level – just as in implementing countries – the EITI is a platform for stakeholders to find consensus on what can, in some case, be quite contentious issues.
Reaffirmation of EITI project level reporting: The greater the detail – the stronger the impact
EITI Board members and around 70 stakeholders gathered on 8 March in Bogotá, Colombia for the 36th EITI Board meeting to discuss progress in implementing the EITI in 51 member countries.
Figures to benefits: what we have achieved in a year
The 2017 EITI Progress Report presented at the meeting highlights the most impressive case-studies among the member countries and captures impact
The African island nation makes meaningful progress and is making information about the nascent petroleum sector available to the public.
Wednesday 8 March - The EITI Board declared that São Tomé and Príncipe has made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard. Validation is the EITI’s independent evaluation mechanism.
The country achieves meaningful progress in meeting global transparency standard.
Wednesday 8 March 2017 – At its meeting in Bogotá, Colombia, the EITI Board declared that Ghana has made meaningful progress in implementing the Standard. In doing so, it recognises Ghana’s efforts to improve natural resource governance through the EITI.
First Validation under the EITI Standard concludes meaningful progress, but more is needed.
Wednesday 8 March 2017 - The international EITI Board today recognised Mauritania’s efforts to improve natural resource governance through the EITI Standard. The Board concluded that the country had made meaningful progress against the Standard.
Validation is the EITI’s independent evaluation mechanism.
Board concludes that the country has made inadequate progress against the Standard.
Wednesday 8 March - The EITI Board has assessed that the Solomon Islands has made inadequate progress in implementing the EITI Standard. Consequently, the country is suspended from the EITI and must undertake corrective actions. This decision was made by the EITI Board on 8 March 2017 at its meeting in Bogota.