The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI): The latest attempt at governing the extractive industries in Chad

Published Date: 
November, 2017
Publisher: 
The Extractive Industries and Society

AbstractFor over a decade, Chad has embraced the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), one of the most widely-adopted interventions aimed at improving knowledge of revenue distribution in the mining and oil and gas sectors worldwide. In Chad, the EITI provides a foundation for dialogue between various stakeholders and has thus become an important entry point for examining the social and economic impacts of oil in the country. This paper provides an extended analysis of the EITI experience in the country,

Pioneering extractive sector transparency. A PWYP perspective on 15 Years of EITI

Published Date: 
October, 2017
Publisher: 
The Extractive Industries and Society

The EITI went from being a loose set of reporting requirements to a comprehensive and well respected standard of disclosure.PWYP played a major part in continuously strengthening the EITI as a normative trend setter in the extractive industries.Citizen uptake of EITI data remains a key challenge to delivering impact on the ground in resource rich countries.

AbstractThe EITI progressively went from being a loose set of reporting requirements to a comprehensive and well respected standard of disclosure. As a global coalition,

Enhancing citizen engagement in natural resource governance: Scope, content and input in the operation of the extractive industries transparency initiative

Published Date: 
October, 2017
Publisher: 
The Extractive Industries and Society

Abstract: This opinion piece (discussion paper) examines citizen engagement in natural resource governance under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). Building on earlier discussions of citizen engagement, it examines how the EITI can engender the interest and hence involvement of citizens in resource governance. While acknowledging the significance of reforms in the 2016 standard, this discussion seeks to provoke thought and discussion on the participation of citizens in the operation of the governance mechanism, with respect to the scope of EITI reporting,

A safer bet? Evaluating the effects of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative on mineral investment climate attractiveness

Published Date: 
December, 2016
Publisher: 
The Extractive Industries and Society

The article can be downloaded here

The author contributed a blog on our website regarding these findings.

The Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a governmental initiative focused on improving transparency and accountability within resource-rich countries. Given EITI implementation is entirely voluntary, and time and resource intensive in nature, demonstrating the benefits of implementation for participating countries is important to the initiatives long term success. Using panel data for 167 countries from 2003 to 2014,

Transparent autocracies: The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and civil society in authoritarian states

Published Date: 
December, 2016
Publisher: 
The Extractive Industries and Society

The article can be downloaded here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214790X16301307

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a public-private partnership that aims to set a global standard in resource management. The EITI has a unique format that requires an active civil society to be part of the resource management process. At the moment, 51 resource-rich countries implement the initiative, including many non-democracies. Building up on the literatures on the resource curse, democratization, norm diffusion and compliance,

Evaluating the impact of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) on corruption in Zambia

Published Date: 
January, 2017
Publisher: 
The Extractive Industries and Society

The article can be downloaded here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214790X16301344

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is internationally recognised as a leading anti-corruption scheme, which promotes transparency, accountability and good governance of public oil, gas, and mining revenues. This article provides the first rigorous quantitative investigation of the impact of EITI on corruption in Zambia. Using a case-comparison approach, called the Synthetic Control Method (SCM),

The effects of increased revenue transparency in the extractives sector: The case of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Published Date: 
March, 2017
Publisher: 
The Extractive Industries and Society

The article can be downloaded here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214790X16301289

It has been argued that transparency can play an important role in allowing governments and citizens to benefit from their natural resource wealth.

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) was established in 2002 to promote transparency in the revenues collected by governments from the extractive industries, bringing industry, government and civil society stakeholders into the monitoring process.