Dear friends of the EITI,
As the year draws to an end, I find myself recalling my thoughts of 2009. In July 2009, I wrote that “much of the praise [of EITI] has been premature. The EITI is still young. As countries approach validation… we are for the first time getting a clear picture of how the relationship between transparency, multi-stakeholderism and development works”. In my new year message of 2009, I promised an explosion of validation activity in 2010.