International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) works to improve the legal environment for civil society, philanthropy, and public participation around the world. For over 25 years, ICNL has worked closely with partners in more than 100 countries to promote civic freedoms and improve the legal environment for civil society.

Statement of support

David Moore, ICNL Vice President for Legal Affairs
Through civil society, individuals and groups can collectively raise their voices and take action to ensure that governments are held accountable in their use of natural resources. Civil society engagement is crucial for sustainable and equitable development. ICNL is committed to promoting civil society engagement through the EITI to ensure that natural resources deliver benefits for all citizens.

Engagement with the EITI 

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) has worked with EITI's partner Public What You Pay (PWYP) to provide input into the EITI Board’s 2020 review of the Validation process, particularly with respect to the assessment of Requirement 1.3 on civil society participation.

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law has also provided advice and input relating to the environment for civil society engagement in EITI implementing and candidate countries. ICNL works with partners in EITI implementing countries. It also works on similar issues in countries which are not yet implementing the EITI Standard.