The EITI standard rests on three pillars. Firstly, all revenues from a country’s natural resources such as oil, gas, minerals and metals, should be regularly published and independently verified. Secondly, the publication of this data should be managed and overseen by a multi-stakeholder group composed of members of government, civil society and extractive industry companies. Thirdly, this data should be effectively shared with the country’s citizens, and thus stimulate an informed debate about how natural resources are being governed.
Talking Matters is a guide that EITI implementers use to improve their strategic communication, which is needed to ensure the most benefits from the EITI.