Frequently asked questions

What is the EITI?

The EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initative) is an international standard for openness around the management of revenues from natural resources. Governments disclose how much they receive from extractive companies operating in their country and these companies disclose how much they pay. Governments sign-up to implement the EITI Standard and must meet seven requirements.

What is the legal status of the EITI?
What is the EITI Standard?
Who is involved in EITI?
What is an extractive company?
Can countries become members?
Do Supporting Companies have to disclose what they earn and pay?
What is an EITI Report?
What does the EITI International Secretariat do?
What is an EITI national secretariat?
What is the EITI Board?
What does the EITI Board do?
What does it mean to be an EITI candidate?
What does it mean to be EITI compliant?
When do current EITI compliant countries have to be compliant by the 2013 EITI Standard?
What does it mean to be suspended from EITI?
Is the EITI voluntary?
What are the benefits of EITI?
What are the proven impacts of EITI?
Is the EITI a Norwegian organisation?
What do you mean by “transparency” in extractive sector?
What is the “resource curse”?
What is a multi-stakeholder group (MSG)?
What does it mean to be delisted from the EITI?
Does the EITI work with international organisations?
What is Validation?
Does it help if citizens can see all the resource revenues, if the country’s leaders never listen to its citizens?
Why are not more OECD countries implementing the EITI?
Why is China not implementing the EITI?
Why do we need EITI if we have disclosure requirements for companies in US and EU?
How does the EITI compare with the mandatory disclosure requirements in the US and EU?
What is the difference between the EITI and the other efforts to improve revenue transparency?
What are the costs of EITI implementation?
What are the benefits of EITI implementation?
If a country is EITI compliant, does it mean it is corruption free?