What is the EITI?
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global standard for promoting revenue transparency and accountability in counties rich in oil, gas and mineral resources. Since its launch in 2002 the EITI has become an established standard supported by a number of countries, major mining companies, civil society organizations, donors and international organizations. Globally, 37 countries are involved in the EITI process-http://eiti.org/
In July 2011 the Solomon Islands Government agreed to implement EITI. It had formed the Solomon Islands Extractive Industries National Stakeholder Group (SIEINSG) in January 2012 following an endorsement by the cabinet. SIEINSG comprises of extractive companies, government and the civil society (including land owner groups).
SIEINSG is the primary body responsible to oversee and coordinate the successful and effective implementation of the global EITI standards in the Solomon Islands. The body will provide and establish a framework to promote collaboration and consensus building in implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. SIEINSG is also responsible for composing the work plan. The work plan sets out the activities that will be undertaken by the SIEINSG in implementing EITI. SIEITI work plan, procurement plan, Communication strategy is available in the publication menu.