Has the EITI been successful? Reviewing evaluations of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Has the EITI been successful? Many efforts have been devoted to improvingresource governance through the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.A review of 50 evaluations concludes that the EITI has succeeded in diffusingthe norm of transparency, establishing the EITI standard, and institutionalizingtransparency practices. Yet, there remains an evidence gap with regard to themechanisms linking EITI adoption and development outcomes. Addressing thisgap will require developing a theory of change for the EITI and demonstratingcausality through more sophisticated methods.