Publication Type: 
Published Date: 
July, 2020

São Tomé and Príncipe Validation 2019

On 10 July 2020, São Tomé and Príncipe was found to have made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard.

Timeline of Validation and related materials

  • 29 December 2019: Validation commenced
  • 29 December - 10 January: Stakeholder consultations
  • 1 April 2020: Draft Secretariat assessment sent to the MSG

Secretariat assessment & comments

Validation Committee and Board review

  • 2 July 2020 - VC Recommendation to the Board, Board Circular BC-292 / Decision 2020-38
  • 10 July 2020 -  Board decision [Decision 2020-38/BC-292], scorecard and corrective actions [English]


This is a third Validation. On 29 June 2018, the EITI Board found that Sao Tome and Principe had made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard (see Board decision 2018-36/BM-40). The Board established that progress in addressing three corrective actions would be assessed in a third Validation. The corrective actions were related to:

1. License Allocation (Requirement 2.2)

2. License Register ( Requirement 2.3)

3. Data Quality (Requirement 4.9)