A New Accountability Agenda: Human Rights and the EITI

Published Date: 
July, 2013
Human Rights Watch (HRW)

This Human Rights Watch report argues for incorporating human rights requirements more fully into the EITI Standard. It contends that fundamental freedoms need to be respected for the EITI to achieve its ultimate goal of strengthening governance in oil, gas and mining sectors. The report includes case studies from five countries [Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea] and warns that in repressive environments, transparency can be little more than an empty gesture and even be counter-productive.

front page of report of impact assessment of EITI

Results measurement and impact assessment in EITI: a review of best and current practice

Published Date: 
May, 2020
Christopher Wilson

As a prominent multi-stakeholder transparency initiative, the EITI has to take into account the diversity of implementing country circumstances and the divergent (and sometimes conflicting) expectations of different stakeholders. The unique nature of the initiative presents an opportunity to take a leadership role in establishing and communicating good practice in measuring results and impact.

Introduction and first page of World Bank Group Governance note

EITI as an instrument of fiscal transparency and accountability: A case study of two FCV countries

Published Date: 
October, 2019
The World Bank

"Transparency and accountability in sector governance are basic and essential requirements to leverage the extractives (oil, gas, and mining) sector as an engine of economic growth in fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) affected settings. Enabling them involves two vital steps. Transparency requires obtaining or publishing relevant and actionable data about sector governance. Accountability involves having the data to support responsible, efficient, and informed sector governance.

Bridging the gap: Recommendations on the transition to systematic transparency of extractives data

Published Date: 
February, 2020
EITI Secretariat

[English] [French]

This expert report, authored by independent consultant Anwar Ravat, was originally commissioned to review the data assurance procedures used in EITI implementing countries and their cost, and to determine whether the use of Independent Administrators (AIs) safeguards the reporting of comprehensive and reliable data.

Aerial view of mining photo

Has the EITI been successful?

Published Date: 
December, 2017
Chr. Michelsen Institute

Many efforts have been devoted to improving resource 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 institutionalizing transparency practices. 

ByPäivi Lujala,Siri Aas Rustad and Philippe Le Billon 

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NGOs as innovators in extractive industry governance. Insights from the EITI process in Colombia and Peru

Published Date: 
December, 2019
Elsevier: The Extractive Industries and Society

This paper explores NGO participation within the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a multi-stakeholder governance arrangement focused on generating greater transparency in the governance of extractive industries, and in particular in fiscal arrangements around mining, oil and gas operations. Using the cases of Peru and Colombia, we examine what motivates NGO participation in EITI, how NGOs have pursued innovations within EITI, the extent to which they have succeeded in achieving their goals, and the factors limiting or shaping their achievements.

Rapport d'étude: Validation des pays de mise en oeuvre de la Norme ITIE 2016 en Afrique Francophone

Published Date: 
October, 2019

La présente étude, préparé par M. Michel Bissou, offre un outil complémentaire aux initiatives déjà en cours en matière d’évaluation de l’impact de la mise en œuvre de l’ITIE. Il s’est agi en effet, à travers le calcul d’Indices de conformité à la Norme ITIE (ou Indices ITIE), d’apprécier, d’une part le bilan et les enjeux des premières Validations sur la mise en œuvre de la Norme ITIE 2016 en Afrique Francophone, d’autre part, d’entrevoir les perspectives de la mise en œuvre de la Norme ITIE 2019.

Extractive Industries - The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development

Published Date: 
May, 2018
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Edited by Tony Addison and Alan Roe

Brings together contributions from experts in the field from a wide variety of backgrounds to provide an authoritative view on each topic

Covers the economic dimensions of extractives and development, as well as their social and environmental impacts

Offers realistic recommendations to improve the extractives sector role in development

Delivers an objective and balanced steer on a variety of often contentious issues