Nigeria's EITI - just a glorious audit?

Published Date: 
November, 2009
Publisher: 
Chatham House

This is an independent report about Nigeria’s implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) process. 

According to the author, there are a number of factors that have contributed to the perception of NEITI as an EITI success story –  strong political commitment being the strongest. In this article, Nicholas Shaxson questions NEITI’s effectiveness, looking past the praise. 

Nigeria's Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: Just a Glorious Audit?

Published Date: 
November, 2009
Publisher: 
Chatham House

This report written by Nicholas Shaxson looks at Nigeria's implementation of the EITI. The author aims to answer whether NEITI has helped improve transparency, accountability and governance in Nigeria and whether these efforts have had an impact on development in the country. Shaxson argues that NEITI may have been a useful entry point into a difficult area, and that more future research will be required to determine its true impact.