Afghanistan temporarily suspended for slow progress

EITI Board commends country’s recent increased efforts to improve transparency

While recognising the particularly challenging circumstances in which Afghanistan is implementing the EITI, the EITI Board has concluded that Afghanistan has made “inadequate progress” overall in implementing the EITI Standard. In accordance with the Standard, the country is temporarily suspended until it demonstrates meaningful progress in a new Validation assessment.

Afghanistan has decided to join the EITI

The Government of Afghanistan has decided to implement the EITI. The Minister of Finance of Afghanistan, Dr Omar Zakhilwal announced their decision in a letter sent to Dr Eigen. In the letter he writes: I am pleased to announce that the Cabinet has deliberated on and taken the decision for Afghanistan to join the EITI. We will take the necessary actions to begin its national implementation right away,