EITI criteria

The EITI Secretariat states that implementation of EITI must be consistent with the criteria below:

  1. Regular publication of all material oil, gas and mining payments by companies to governments (“payments”) and all material revenues received by governments from oil, gas and mining companies (“revenues”) to a wide audience in a publicly accessible, comprehensive and comprehensible manner.
  2. Where such audits do not already exist, payments and revenues are the subject of a credible, independent audit, applying international auditing standards.
  3. Payments and revenues are reconciled by a credible, independent administrator, applying international auditing standards and with publication of the administrator’s opinion regarding that reconciliation including discrepancies, should any be identified.
  4. This approach is extended to all companies including state-owned enterprises.
  5. Civil society is actively engaged as a participant in the design, monitoring and evaluation of this process and contributes towards public debate.
  6. A public, financially sustainable work plan for all the above is developed by the host government, with assistance from the international financial institutions where required, including measurable targets, a timetable for implementation, and an assessment of potential capacity constraints.

For more information on EITI requirements please see the EITI standard.

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