For the M&E of EITI, a number of approaches and quantitative and qualitative data collection tools can be applied. However, for the time being the Annual Progress Reports and Validation Reports indicate that monitoring and evaluation systems are still at an early stage of development in some countries. This guideline helps EITI stakeholders on national and local level to make the case for better monitoring and evaluation.
The EITI is not, of course, an end in itself. Any M&E framework will need to set out clearly the wider aims of implementing EITI in terms of strengthening government and corporate systems, improving policy and governance in the sector.
This guideline is work in progress: We welcome your comments and case study examples and would like to consider them in future expanded versions. Please send your suggestions to X4D@giz.de.