The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global standard that promotes transparency and accountability in the oil, gas and mining sectors.

Country validation

Validation is an essential feature of the EITI implementation process. It is intended to provide stakeholders with an impartial assessment of whether EITI implementation in a country is consistent with the provisions of the EITI Standard or not.

Papua New Guinea underwent its first validation in 2018 in which the EITI Board granted ‘meaningful progress’ in implementing the EITI Standard. It is now high time for PNG’s second country validation which is set to begin on 1st April 2022.

Provision of Consultancy services on validation

The PNGEITI calls for expressions of interest from competent firms or consultant (s) to compile documentation in preparation for Papua New Guinea’s second country validation. This task will require high level coordination among the Multi-Stakeholder Group members for the collection and collation of data and information.

Rationale for the Assignment

The second country validation will be executed under a ‘New Validation Model’ which differs from the previous model used in the first country validation. This new model will introduce usage of new reporting templates that will require detailed data gathering and collation of information for a comprehensive assessment, capturing each requirement of the EITI Standard. Due to the technicality of the information and data, this exercise requires adequate time and dedication to collate and complete. The National Secretariat with the endorsement of the MSG, have agreed to engage the services of an independent administrator to undertake this assignment.

Objectives of the Assignment

The objective of the assignment is;

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