The government of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (PNG) committed to implement the EITI on
14 March 2013 by through National Executive Council (NEC) Decision 90/2013. An interim Multi-Stakeholder
Group (MSG) was formed in 2012 and a permanent MSG was appointed in November 2013.
The country was accepted as an EITI Candidate on 19 March 2014 at the EITI Board’s meeting in Oslo.
On 25 October 2016, the Board agreed that PNG’s Validation under the 2016 EITI Standard would commence
on 1 April 2018. This report presented the findings and initial assessment of the International Secretariat’s
data gathering and stakeholder consultations.