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Has the EITI been successful? Reviewing evaluations of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Published Date: 
November, 2019

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.

EITI in Africa

Published Date: 
September, 2018
EITI Secretariat

Disclosing data | Strengthening governance | Fighting corruption

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The EITI has 24 member countries in Africa, almost half of the global total. Some of the first governments to join EITI and publish data in line with the EITI Standard were African. This report explores the EITI’s impact in Africa on a range of issues high on the regional agenda, including domestic resource mobilisation from extractives, licensing, beneficial ownership, state-owned enterprises and commodity trading transparency.