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Study on governance and corruption risks in the renewable energy sector

Request for proposals.

Closing date


The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is seeking a Consultant to produce a study assessing governance and corruption risks in the renewable energy sector. The EITI International Secretariat intends to engage the services of a Consultant to undertake the tasks assigned in these Terms of Reference.

The Consultant should be a prominent firm, organisation or individual(s) that the EITI International Secretariat considers to be credible, trustworthy and technically competent.  

The consultant must demonstrate: 

  • Knowledge of the renewable energy sector, including a strong understanding of investment trends, potential governance and corruption challenges and key stakeholders.
  • Experience of analysing governance and corruption risks. Experience of conducting such analysis specifically in the renewable energy sector is an advantage.  
  • Understanding of key best practice frameworks, standards and initiatives to promote sustainability in the renewable energy sector.
  • Familiarity with EITI Requirements and processes, as well as an understanding of governance and corruption challenges in the extractive industries is an advantage.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including a track record of producing high-quality public documents (proposals should include links to such publications).
  • Excellent oral communication skills, including the ability to present the findings of the study to various types of stakeholders. Proficiency in French is an advantage.  
  • Prior working experience with EITI is an advantage but not required.  

Application instructions

Proposals, following the templates provided below, must be delivered by email to by close of Monday 10 April (Central European Time). 

  • A Technical Proposal, following this template
  • A Financial Proposal, clearly indicating a  lump sum financial proposal, inclusive of all costs associated with applicable taxes, at a maximum USD 20,000. The daily rate for the consultant fees should be clearly indicated. 

About EITI

We believe that a country’s natural resources belong to its citizens. Our mission is to promote understanding of natural resource management, strengthen public and corporate governance and accountability, and provide the data to inform policymaking and multi-stakeholder dialogue in the extractive sector. By becoming a member of the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), countries commit to disclose information along the extractive industry value chain – from how extraction rights are awarded, to how revenues make their way through government and how they benefit the public. Through participation in the EITI, more than 50 countries have agreed to a common set of rules governing what has to be disclosed and when – the EITI Standard. In each country that has joined the EITI, a multi-stakeholder group, composed of government, companies and civil society, supports implementation of the EITI Standard.