EITI Mainstreaming

It is a strategic objective of EITI to mainstream its validation methodology into government systems. The initial setup of the EITI validation process ten years ago was based on not having any trust in government institutions and in particular the country’s auditor general reports to parliament. Thus the EITI validation process was a paralell process to the intended institutional accountabliity setup of democractic states. Most developing countries have over the last five years made significant progress in terms of systems, oversight processes and transparency. Increasingly the principles of EITI are embedded into government functions, who automatically disclose data directly from their own systems, like for example the xCAS systems publishing data to the public through the Online Repository portals.

In order to fully mainstream EITI, all government institutions that are managing extractives revenue must have digitalized their processes, and the systems must be integrated. RDF Fusion allows government systems to share data automatically by API and intermediary databases. Govin allows companies to submit their declarations online. The risk indicators in Fusion may also be used to automate the validation process, that will no longer be required if setup correctly.

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