Summary data from EITI Reports
Summary data is EITI’s tool for collecting and publishing data from EITI Reports in structured way.
The summary data files are excel files, which are filled out by our implementing countries using the Summary Data Template. The national secretariats submit one excel-file for every fiscal year covered by an EITI Report.
The files combine international standards for classification to compile the following information:
The first worksheet, 1. About, covers the basic characteristics of the report, such as the scope of the report and location of additional sources (these are usually links to websites). It also gives information on who assembled the data.
The 2. Contextual sheet addresses availability of contextual information, such as contracts, licenses, legal and fiscal framework (usually weblinks) as well a summary of the sector specific figures (contribution to the economy, total revenues, etc).
3. Revenues captures many forms of information, all in one sheet:
A. Classification of revenue streams according to the IMF’s Government Finance Statistics (GFS) Manual 2014 framework. GFS is an international standard for classifying government revenues, making them comparable across different countries and time-periods.
B. Revenue streams includes national names of revenue streams included in the EITI Reports, specifying what government agency is receiving the revenues. It includes government revenues from extractives in its entirety; this means including revenues outside the scope of reconciliation. The revenue figures that are not reconciled (meaning they have not undergone the quality control) are clearly marked as such at the top of the column.
C. Companies section provide information of the companies’ legal name, identification numbers (such as Tax Identification Numbers), what sector they operate in accompanied by commodity types - where available. Not all summary sheets contain this information.
D. Reconciled revenue streams per company includes the final reconciled numbers from the EITI Reports, according to government reporting. It combines two levels of detail (or disaggregation), through presenting both by-revenue-stream and by-company numbers. This provides detailed information of government receipts from various companies operating in the countries.
E. Notes covers any and all comments related to the above sections. If, for example, a country receives some of its revenue in-kind (in form of oil or gas instead of cash), the volume of the commodity received would be noted here. The revenue figure on the value of the commodity received would be found in sheet B. Some countries also include information on revenues in the notes section, which are not eligible to be included in the revenue sheet, because they are not deemed specific to the sector (such as personal income tax).
What is in the folders
We are still in the beta phase of this service, adding more and more files and data to the public on an ongoing basis.
The data files are organised on a google drive and saved in folders by country. Here is what you will find:
- Excel files containing summary data for a specific year. Some are “proxy” files, with aggregate data, as we await the full summary data sheet from the implementing country
- The EITI Report that is the basis of the Summary Data
Sources of the data: Recent data has been provided by Independent Administrators and National Secretariats of the EITI, while data from older reports are continuously being compiled by the International Secretariat itself. The author of the data sheet is referenced in the "About" section of the excel file.
Implementing countries are responsible for ensuring that this data is accurate.
The national secretariats submit the files to the Internaitonal Secretariat. We make every effort to verify the data with reference to the EITI Report, and to correct any error we encounter. For detailed information, pleasee consult the original reports. Where figures are not available in US dollars, the annual average exchange rate is used.
The data is shared freely and publically as per the EITI's Open Data Policy.
Contact for EITI data
Questions and comments are most welcome and may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.