Tools to illustrate the management and revenues from natural resources in your country

What is an infographic?

According to infographics or information graphics are:

"graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends. The process of creating infographics can be referred to as data visualization, information design, or information architecture".

Tools available online (free for basic work)

Here are some websites that provide tools to visualise data:

What can an infographic be about?

The questions below can guide you in what infographics using EITI data (e.g. from can illustrate. 

  1. How much money does the government in my country recieve from natural resources? Can you compare it with something similar?
  2. What could these money be used for? For example: how many schools, hospitals etc could be built for that money?
  3. How is the taxes from oil, gas and mining companies collected?
  4. Are there any inconsistencies in what companies report to have paid and government report to have recieved in taxes and fees?
  5. What does the EITI data tell you?
  6. What is the EITI really all about?
  7. Why do we need the EITI?
  8. What is the EITI doing to improve the well-being, prosperity and/or security in your communities and your country?
  9. How does EITI function in your country?
  10. How do people, communities and groups use EITI data to hold elected officials to account and see to that resource revenues are spent on their needs?
  11. Why does the EITI matter?
  12. What was the situation before the EITI?
  13. How could the EITI benefit your fellow citizens and make a positive impact in your country if implemented?
  14. How does a oil, gas or mining company operate? How many different countries? What do they pay in taxes compared to revenues?
  15. What is the natural resource value chain?