EITI process and outcome indicators
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is an international standard for transparency in natural resource revenue management. The initiative was launched in 2002 but the indicators for meeting the standard were not established until 2006. An evaluation was prepared for the 4th Global Conference in February 2009 that assessed EITI’s contribution to good governance of natural resources. EITI implementation has gathered considerable pace since 2009: 31 countries are now implementing, 20-plus validation processes are completed or underway and 47 EITI reports have been published. There is now richer evidence and data to evaluate the performance of the EITI and its impact on key development outcomes.
The EITI Board has established a working group to develop a set of process and outcome indicators (set of indicators, henceforth). The purpose of this set of indicators will be to provide the EITI with better means for learning from experience, improving delivery, planning, governance structure, and allocation of resources, and demonstrating results. The purpose of this paper is to propose to the EITI Board this set of indicators, which once endorsed by the Board will be the basis for on-going monitoring of the EITI and for an independent evaluation on its impact and effectiveness.
The working group suggests using a multi-tier framework for this evaluation. This framework has been adapted from the one used by the Results Unit of the Operations Policy and Country Services within the World Bank.