Publication Type: 
Research on the EITI
Published Date: 
May, 2014

Localising Transparency: Exploring EITI's contribution to sustainable development.

From the executive summary:

"This paper considers whether ‘localising’ the transparency agenda – i.e. making it more relevant to local communities directly affected by extractive industry operations – might increase its potential to deliver sustainable development and poverty alleviation objectives within resource-dependent countries." 

Authors review the case of 5 EITI countries (Ghana, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Uganda) in different phases of their implementation to explore and demonstrate the the relevance of country ownership of the EITI process. As noted by Dr. Paris: "This paper is an indespensable read for everyone in the international community, for analysts, and for country stakeholders to get a better understanding of the challenges and the lessons learnt in implementing the EITI, and, hopefully, to continue shaping the solutions that people deserve."

The report was published in May 2014 and is available for free at the IIED website here: