The EITI 2016 Standard is different – the EITI in a minute and recent focus

When the EITI family met in Lima back in February this year it revised the EITI Standard. The 2016 EITI Standard made some significant improvements from the 2013 Standard which was hugely different from the previous EITI Rules. The 51 EITI implementing countries have over the years upped their commitments in quite an extraordinary way.

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EITI week in Astana, Day 3

EITI makes its first assessment under EITI Standard

Today, the EITI Board completed its 35th Board meeting with discussions on the Azerbaijan’s status following its Validation as well as setting out its workplan, finances and governance for the coming year.

EITI prolongs Azerbaijan’s membership

The Board agreed that Azerbaijan should remain a candidate but with corrective actions to be undertaken and progress to be reviewed in a validation starting on 26 July 2017.

EITI week in Astana, Day 2

Board discusses progress around the world

The 35th EITI Board Meeting, hosted by the Government of Kazakhstan, gathered together over eighty members and observers. The Board discussed implementation progress in the fifty-one member countries. Amongst the main topics discussed, the members highlighted progress on the roadmap to disclose beneficial ownership, targeted efforts on commodity trading, mainstreaming and project-level reporting. According to the EITI Standard,

EITI Week in Astana, Day 1

EITI Board members visit the biggest open pit gold mine in Central Asia – Vasilkovka

The week of the first ever Board meeting in Central Asia, hosted by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan started with a field trip of the EITI Board to the largest open-pit gold deposit in Kazakhstan - Vasilkovka. The mine is located 347 km away from Astana. Operated by JSC Altyntau-Kokshetau, whose parent company is Glencore,