Publication Type: 
Research on the EITI
Published Date: 
January, 2013

Enhancing Foreign Direct Investment via Transparency? Evaluating the Effects of the EITI on FDI

By Maya Schmaljohann

By using a sample of 81 countries, this research found that countries joining the EITI have increased FDI inflows.  It concludes that investors see the EITI commitment as a signal of trustworthy willingness to reform and increase the transparency and accountability in the extractive sector.