The EITI admitted Argentina as an EITI candidate country on 27 February 2019. In accordance with the EITI Standard, Argentina is required to publish its first EITI Report within 18 months of becoming a candidate (i.e., 27 August 2020). Argentina is required to publish an annual progress report for 2019 by 1 July 2020. Validation will commence on date of Board decision on 27 August 2021.
The Board agreed that Suriname is ineligible for an extension for publishing its first EITI Report and is suspended effective 26.02.2019.
In accordance with the EITI Standard, the suspension will be lifted if the EITI Board is satisfied that the outstanding EITI Report is published within six months of the deadline (i.e. by 24 May 2019). If the outstanding EITI Report is not published by 24 May 2019, the suspension will remain in force until the EITI Board is satisfied that the country has met requirement 4.8 (i.e.,
The EITI Board concluded that the Sao Tome and Principe is not eligible for an extension request for the publication of the 2016 EITI Report and the 2017 Annual Progress Report, which were due by 31 December 2018. The delayed 2016 EITI Report was published on 22 February and the 2017 Annual Progress Report on 25 February 2019 and the suspension was not enforced, in accordance with previous practice.
Internal: Board circular 266
The EITI 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.
Internal: Board circular 266
Keywords: Republic of the Congo
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.
The EITI 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, and that a request to extend the reporting deadline was submitted.
Recognising that the Afghanistan is currently suspended following its first Validation, the EITI Board calls upon the government to ensure progress with the corrective actions, including the publication of an EITI Report that meets requirement 4.8 on timely EITI Reporting in advance of the second Validation.
Description: see below for the decision in full. PDF attached at bottom of the page.
Where: 42nd Board meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine
Internal: Board paper 42-5Public domain:Ethiopia Validation 2018News item on the decision: EITI countries progress on path to transparent and accountable extractive sectorsScorecard:
This is the Sao Tome and Principe EITI 2017 Annual Progress Report in Portuguese.
The Republic of the Congo's 2016 EITI Report covers extractive activities in the country for that fiscal year.