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Publication Type: 
Guidance note
Published Date: 
January, 2022

Guidance Note: EITI Requirement 1.5

Establishing an EITI work plan

This guidance note refers to the 2019 EITI Standard

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The EITI work plan forms the foundation for all EITI activities in implementing countries and ensures that they are targeted to deliver the results desired by stakeholders. Based on the EITI Standard and EITI Principles, the multi-stakeholder group (MSG) should consult with stakeholders and review ongoing disclosure practice and national priorities to identify appropriate activities and results for EITI implementation. This process should link EITI implementation to key national priorities for the extractive industries and produce a work plan that can be actively used to strengthen implementation activities, document results and increase the impact of EITI implementation on national resource governance. 

Requirement 1.5 of the EITI Standard sets out requirements for the contents of work plans. This note explains how this requirement can be implemented in more detail and proposes a five-step approach for how a work plan could be elaborated: (1) Organise and prepare, (2) Map and consult to identify priority issues, (3) Define objectives, activities, and scope (4) Approve and disseminate the work plan, and (5) Monitor and review. The note draws from experiences in national work planning and provides examples and suggestions for further reading.