Finding a direct relationship between the EITI and CPI ranking is challenging, but the general trend is still positive.
Mahmood Anwari, Afghanistan’s National Coordinator, on why he is committed to the EITI’s potential.
Measuring the impact of something like the EITI is riddled with challenges.
EITI stakeholders measure and understand impact in different ways. For some, it is about improved trust and less conflict, for others it is about growth. For others, it is about enacting stronger laws at home and sanctioning non-reforming regimes. For others again, it is often about incremental opening of democratic space and improved accountability of their governments.
First impressions from an assessment of Afghanistan progress against the EITI Standard
Legend says that sometime around 2000 BC, an oracle decreed that the next man to enter the city of Telmissus would become king of the Phrygians. Gordias, a farmer riding on an ox-cart, drove into the city and was summarily made king. Decades later, his son, the famous King Midas, commemorated this event by tying the cart to a pole in the town square with a devilishly intricate knot. According to prophesy,
On 25 November 2018, journalists, civil society members and senior government officials gather at the government media information centre in Kabul. National TV is broadcasting, live streaming on media channels is under way. Hon. Minister of Mines and Petroleum Nargis Nehan takes the floor. What’s the commotion about?