Working Group on preparation of 2018 EIT report held its first meeting

May, 30 2019

On May 30, 2019, the Working Group, composed of representatives from Extractive Industries Transparency Commission (hereinafter referred as EITC), civil society and extractive companies operating in Azerbaijan held its first meeting at the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

During the meeting, the scope and the reporting templates of EIT Report 2018 have been discussed by the members of the Working Group.

At the meeting, the process of preparing the report for 2018 has been launched and it has been decided to add the provision covering gender equality to the reporting template for the purpose of increasing accountability.

The Extractive Industries Transparency Commission established by according to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On additional measures to increase transparencey and accountability in the extractive industry" number 1315 dated April 5, 2017. The Commission on the basis of international principles implements the application of the principles of transparency and accountability in the extractive industry of the country and cooperates with extracting companies, civil society, experts and international organizations.

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