The EITI International Secretariat
The Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day running of the EITI in line with the decisions made by the Board. Its role includes: servicing the Board, supporting implementation, outreach and advocacy, communicating and sharing lessons learned with stakeholders and oversight of the Validation process.
The Secretariat is funded by supporting governments and companies.
The funding of the international management of the EITI reflects its multi-stakeholder support. In 2015, almost USD 5 million was spent on implementation, outreach and board meeting activities with related travel and translation costs, in addition to the salaries and associated costs for around 20 staff.