Evaluating the EITI’s Impact on the Transparency of Natural Resource Revenues

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) stands at a crucial point in its short history. Several of its candidate countries are now on the cusp of “validation,” marking their compliance with the EITI’s policies and procedures. It is in this context that Rainbow Insight was requested by the EITI Secretariat in November 2008 to perform an evaluation of the initiative’s impact, both as a tool of public policy and as a mechanism for promoting multi-stakeholder engagement on natural resource revenues, with the objective of presenting the evaluation’s findings at the EITI’s International Conference in Doha in February 2009.