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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-

In July 2011 the Solomon Islands Government agreed to implement EITI.  In January 2012 the Solomon Islands Extractive Industries National Stakeholder Group (SIEINSG) was formed comprising of extractive companies, government and the civil society (including land owner groups). 


The 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.


The SIEINSG work plan and budget are available at the following links:

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Budget

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Workplan

Solomon Islands EITI Update

SIEITI Release Reports on Revenue Paid by Extractive Industries to the Government.  

On Sunday 29 June 2014, Solomon Islands became the first country in the Pacific region to release its first reports under the global coalition of 41 countries subscribing to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Standard. The report reconciles the payments made by extractive companies to Solomon Islands Government (SIG) against those received by SIG during 2012 and 2013.

The report was produced by an independent auditor from abroad and then endorsed by the Solomon Islands Extractive Industries National Stakeholder Group (SIEINSG). The Hon. Gordon Darcy Lilo Prime Minister of Solomon Isnads acknowledged the significant efforts of the SIEINSG, reporting companies and SIG agencies to progress the EITI and deliver the report and thanked them for their tireless efforts. “Solomon Islands faced challenges of capacity and resources, but believes in the ideals of transparency underpinned by the EITI which pushes it to this landmark publication” said the Prime Minister.


The EITI reports for 2012 and 2013 are available from the following links:

SI EITI Inception Report

SIEITI 2012 Reconcilation Report

SIEITI 2013 Reconcilation Report

SIEITI Activity Report 2013 - Final


SIEITI host Workshop for Stakeholders

Following the successful release of the report, the SIEITI hosted a two day workshop for the Solomon Islands Extractive Industries National Stakeholders Group (SIEINSG) and other relevant stakeholders from July 2nd-3rd July 2014.


The workshop was facilitated by the World Bank and aims to:

·         Identify the major issues in the Solomon Islands extractive Industries Sector

·         Provide an overview of the new EITI standard

·         Discuss how the EITI can address the issues identifies in the workshops

·         Discuss objectives for implementation of EITI

·         Discuss important of communication and outreach for EITI and most importantly an opportunity to hear from the SIENING and Stakeholders.


EITI Benefits to Solomon Islands

Implementing EITI will bring important benefits to public financial management, improve the investment climate, and manage the potential risks of conflict in the development of extractive sector in the country. The benefit that the report will bring to the country is it will make public the information on revenues that companies extracting our natural resources paid to government.

The mining industry of the Solomon Islands is currently at an early stage of development but has the potential to become the single largest component of GDP in the future, contributing to government finances and foreign exchange earnings. The EITI will ensure a new and systematic way of working together between the government, Extractive Industries and Civil Societies to provide transparency and accountability to Solomon Islands.