Making Collective Governance Work – Lessons from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
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.
"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.
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.
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
NGOs as innovators in extractive industry governance. Insights from the EITI process in Colombia and Peru
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.
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.
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
Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives (MSIs) are voluntary partnerships between governments, civil society, and the private sector which seek to promote good governance by holding governments and corporations accountable to citizens. Although MSIs conduct a great deal of research on transparency and good governance and have produced volumes of reports – some of which are critical of governments – they tend to be known mainly to a few stakeholders and devotees. The public is largely unfamiliar with them. Consequently, the public does not believe that MSIs have achieved much real-world impact.