On 12 December 2008, the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan announced the release of the Government's 9th EITI report (Jan-June 2008). The release is accompanied by the Aggregator's opinion based on individual submissions of extractive industry companies participating in the EITI process in Azerbaijan. The press release and reports are available here
The 8th report was released 3 June.
At the EITI Conference in Doha, the winners of the EITI Chairman's Awards 2009 were announced. The recipients of the 2009 Awards have all shown leadership in establishing resource transparency since the last EITI Conference. They were presented on Tuesday, 16 February at the EITI Chairman's Awards Dinner sponsored by ExxonMobil and Total. The winners were multi-stakeholder groups in Liberia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.
EITI’s two complaint countries, Azerbaijan and Liberia improved their ranking on Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index (CPI). Azerbaijan and Liberia jumped up respectively 15 and 41 places compared with their 2008 rankings. They climbed 0.4 and 0.7 points in the CPI score.
Azerbaijan disclosed tax payments from its oil, gas, silver and gold mining industries for the first half of 2010. Azerbaijan has been publishing EITI Reports regularly since 2004. This is the country's 13th EITI Report. The EITI Multi-stakeholder Group in Azerbaijan recently agreed a new work plan for 2011,