NEC Decision No. 47/2011 endorsed for the establishment of a State Working Group (SWG)
In 2011, based on the findings of the scoping study, NEC Decision No. 47/2011 endorsed for the establishment of a State Working Group (SWG) to assess the advantages and disadvantages of signing up to the EITI standard. In particular, the SWG was tasked to further investigate the possibility of implementing the EITI in PNG and report back to NEC with a detailed work plan for endorsement. As a result, the SWG engaged with major extractive industry participants and civil society organizations to gauge their views. A key recommendation by the SWG to Cabinet after consultations with stakeholders was to implement EITI and approved for the establishment of a Multi Stakeholder Group (MSG) to develop a detailed work plan for EITI implementation in the country.