EITI Validation process EN

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Overview of EITI Validation
Board review
Independent Validation
A three step process
Step 3
Step 2
Step  1
Data collection and stakeholder consultation
Details on each steps
The MSG is invited to comment on theValidation Report.
The MSG is invited to comment on the Secretariat’s assessment.
Desk review including stakeholder consultation Country visit including stakeholder consultation An initial evaluation of progress against requirement.
Edits and comments on the International Secretariat’s initial evaluation, including consideration of MSG comments Spot checks and additional information collection, as needed. Prepares the Validation Report
Validation Committee reviews the Validation report and MSG comments Validation Committee makes a recommendation to the EITI Board The EITI Board takes the final decision
International Secretariat
Independent Validator
EITI Board
Who is in charge of each step?
Role of the National Secretariat and MSG
Respond to any corrective actions established by the Board. The MSG may also appeal the Board’s decision as per requirement 8.8.
Respond to requests for confirmation and clarification, and provide additional information as requested. Provide comments on the Validation Report.
Help ensure that all interested stakeholders are informed about the process. Encourage stakeholders to contribute through interviews and/or written submissions. Provide comments on the initial evaluation report.
Validation schedule
Max: 12 weeks
Max: 6 weeks
Maximum period for each step, subject to discussion with the MSG
Step 1
Data collection and stakeholder consultation
Board review
Independent Validation
Step 3
Step 2
Deliverable for each step
Validation Report
Decision by the International Board
Initial evaluation
Recommendations for MSGs
The EITI will ensure appropriate protocols to ensure that stakeholders are able to freely express their views and that requests for confidentially are respected.
Extension requests.
Complete work before Validation commences.
Must be endorsed by the MSG and be submitted prior to the commencement of Validation.
Without prejudice to the ability of the Board to exercise their discretion to consider all available evidence, the Validation procedures specify that Validation “should not take into account actions undertaken after the commencement of Validation”.
Written submissions.
Stakeholders are encouraged to prepare written submissions which can be made available to the Secretariat, Validator and the EITI Board.
Validation procedures ( Validation guide ( Validation guidance note (forthcoming)
Further documentation and guidance