This is the final report from the evaluation of the EITI that was comissioned by the EITI Board and conducted October 2010 to May 2011 by Scanteam. Scanteam was chosen to undertake the evaluation following an open tender.
The purpose and overall aim of this evaluation was to document, analyse and assess the relevance and effectiveness of the EITI, where EITI’s objectives are to strengthen transparency of natural resource revenues recognising that this “can reduce corruption, and that the revenue from extractive industries can transform economies, reduce poverty, and raise the living standards of entire populations in resource-rich countries” (EITI Articles of Association § 2.2). The evaluation combines an assessment of the EITI results at country and global levels, and whether EITI’s governance and support structures are “fit for purpose”. These include the Board, International Secretariat and the EITI’s policy and procedural framework.