Timor-Leste was found to have achieved meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard. View more information under the Validation section of this page or go to the Board's decision in full. Previously, the country was compliant under the 2011 Rules.
The Multi-stakeholder working group (MSWG) has requested an extension of Timor-Leste's reporting deadline in December 2016. The international EITI Board is currently revewing Timor-Leste's application.
MSWG approved a work plan for 2016 on 4 March 2016 which contains the following priorities:
1. Ensure publication of TL EITI report in a timely manner and in accordance with the EITI Standard;
2. Encourage discussions on transparency in public expenditures, including investment decisions, focusing on economic diversification;
3. Reform the legal framework and maintain contract transparency within extractive industries and other revenues generated in Timor-Leste; and
4. Institutional development for TL EITI secretariat, including capacity building for the MSG and outreach activities
The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources oversees EITI implementation in Timor-Leste. Alfredo Pires, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources is the EITI Champion and Chair of the MSG. The EITI coordinator, Ms Elda Guterres da Silva, supports implementation on a day-to-day basis. The Multi-Stakeholder Working Group (MSWG) is composed of five civil society representatives, four industry representatives and eight government representatives. A list of MSWG members is available in the 2015 Annual Activity Report. Minutes are available from the TL-EITI website. No changes in law were needed for EITI to take place in Timor-Leste, nor were special Memoranda of Understanding required between government and industry for this purpose. However, the MSG is currently involved in drafting an EITI law.