Assessing the Effectiveness and Impact of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

For more than a decade the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is implemented in resource-rich countries. Now, three years after the adoption of the EITI Standard in 2013, which includes new mandatory clauses to take steps on lessons learnt and review the outcomes and impact of EITI implementation in requirement 7, it is relevant and timely to evaluate the impact that the initiative has generated so far.

On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and development (BMZ) the effectiveness and the impact of EITI has been evaluated by the Extractives and Development sector programme in a comprehensive study called 'Assessing the Effectiveness and Impact of the EITI'.

The goal is to reflect on the achieved results, to deepen the understanding on the EITI’s diverse impacts and complex modes of action and to support the debate on the initiative’s future development.