Authors: Sefton Darby, Edward Bickham, Frenky Simanjuntak, Negbalee Warner
Multi-stakeholder processes are by definition loud, difficult, and argumentative creatures. They require constant attention to relationships, formal and informal. They are in part defined by the tension that exists between the governments, civil society organisations and companies that sit at their core. They only work when the relevant constituencies are clear about the areas where they share sufficient common ground to create a framework for progress and when sufficient trust has been built to facilitate a widening of areas for co-operation. EITI is no exception to that.