This milestone publication provides step-by-step explanations of each phase of EITI implementation and unpacks the complex technical and strategic issues that activists face at each stage. Using real-world examples and data from multiple countries, Drilling Down illustrates the fundamental issues behind the EITI, including government accounting systems, types of extractive industry contracts, and the different fiscal regimes that control the flow of funds to and from governments.
Discussion paper on possible strategic directions for the EITI in the coming years.
How to support and strengthen resource transparency
This note summarises the findings of a review of recommendations contained in EITI reports from a sample of countries.
This article analyses the role of the sovereignty principle for the oil industry and the implication this relationship has for development in Africa. It also looks at the transnational social movements around the exploitation of natural resources, comparing Equatorial Guinea and Western Sahara. The main hypothesis is that international norms of self-determination and those developed for non-autonomous people in Western Sahara,
For many countries rich in oil, gas and minerals, development remains an elusive goal. The rich get richer, the poor stay poor, inequality rises, economies stagnate, corruption flourishes and conflict deepens.
An abridged version of the paper is available at VoxEU.org
World Bank Group (WBG)- Oil Gas and Mining Policy and Operations Unit supported by Multi-Donor Trust Fund for EITI (MDTF).
The World Bank has issued “Toward strengthened EITI Reporting – summary report and recommendations”, following on from two roundtable consultations in May 2009 on EITI reporting processes. One conclusion from the report is that concrete steps can be taken to improve EITI reporting, and it outlines several recommendations for the EITI.
Diamonds, governance and ‘local’ development in post-conflict Sierra Leone: Lessons for artisanal and small-scale mining in sub-Saharan Africa?
This paper critically examines some of the main challenges associated with facilitating 'good governance' in small-scale diamond-mining communities, focusing on the experience of Sierra Leone. Two recent governance initiatives in the country's diamond sector are reviewed: the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) for rough diamonds and the Diamond Area Community Development Fund (DACDF). The analysis considers some of the broader lessons that have emerged,
Elissaios Papyrakis, Matthias Rieger & Emma Gilberthorpe
ABSTRACT: The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has received much attention as a scheme that can help reduce corruption in mineral-rich developing economies. To our knowledge, this paper provides the first empirical attempt (using panel data) to explore how EITI membership links to changes in corruption levels. We also examine whether the different stages in EITI implementation (initial commitment, candidature, full compliance) influence the pace of changes in corruption.