2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report

Published Date: 
December, 2016
Editor: 
TTCSP

Since 2007, the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) developed and launched the global index of think tanks, which is designed to identify and recognize centers of excellence in all the major areas of public policy research and in every region of the world. 

In the latest report, EITI was ranked #41 among top transparency and good governance think tanks.

Despues del punto de inflexión- Divulgación de Contratos dentro del EITI

Published Date: 
February, 2017
Editor: 
NRGI

Cuando los gobiernos y las empresas del sector privado acuerdan en explotar recursos naturales, los ciudadanos tienen el derecho de saber los términos de dicho acuerdo. Estos términos se encuentran en licencias, contratos, regulaciones y legislación. Mientras las regulaciones y legislaciones son públicas, los contratos y licencias no lo son.

Este informe muestra que se ha convertido en una norma para los países implementadores EITI divulgar los contratos y licencias que establecen los términos de explotación de los recursos.

A Cure for the Curse? Effects of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Published Date: 
December, 2015
Editor: 
University of Oslo

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) was created in the early 2000s as a response to the growing concern of the natural resource curse. By using EITI s own documents and related theory, I propose a framework for analysis utilising Fixed Effects regression models to determine what effects are associated with EITI membership and implementation. These effects are divided into three groups; economic, institutional, and effects on investment and the investment climate. The analysis distinguishes between separate stages of EITI membership,

The Extractives Dependence Index (EDI)

Published Date: 
January, 2017
Editor: 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

by Degol Hailu and Chinpihoi Kipgen

The Extractives Dependence Index (EDI) is a measure to monitor a country’s dependence on the extraction of oil, gas and mineral resources.The EDI measure the share of export earnings from extractives; their share of revenue in total revenue; and their value added in GDP.Persistent dependence on the extractive sector subjects an economy to volatile economic growth and affects its sustainability.Measuring a country’s dependence on extractives allows the crafting of better policies for diversification strategies.

Assessing the Evidence: The Effectiveness and Impact of Public Governance-Oriented Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

Published Date: 
September, 2015
Editor: 
Transparency & Accountability Initiative

Transnational multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) – voluntary partnerships between governments, civil society, and the private sector – are an increasingly prevalent strategy for promoting government responsiveness and accountability to citizens. While most transnational MSIs involve using voluntary standards to encourage socially and environmentally responsible private sector behavior, a handful of these initiatives – the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST), the Open Government Partnership (OGP),

Assessing the Evidence: The Effectiveness and Impact of Public Governance-Oriented Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

Published Date: 
September, 2015
Editor: 
Transparency & Accountability Initiative

Transnational multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) – voluntary partnerships between governments, civil society, and the private sector – are an increasingly prevalent strategy for promoting government responsiveness and accountability to citizens. While most transnational MSIs involve using voluntary standards to encourage socially and environmentally responsible private sector behavior, a handful of these initiatives – the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST), the Open Government Partnership (OGP),

Assessing the Evidence: The Effectiveness and Impact of Public Governance-Oriented Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

Published Date: 
September, 2015
Editor: 
Transparency & Accountability Initiative

Transnational multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) – voluntary partnerships between governments, civil society, and the private sector – are an increasingly prevalent strategy for promoting government responsiveness and accountability to citizens. While most transnational MSIs involve using voluntary standards to encourage socially and environmentally responsible private sector behavior, a handful of these initiatives – the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative (CoST), the Open Government Partnership (OGP),

Has the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative been a success? Identifying and Evaluating EITI goals

Published Date: 
December, 2016
Editor: 
Elsevier Ltd.

Launched in 2003, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has become a global standard for transparency in extractive sectors. Yet, there remains much debate over the success of the EITI. In this article, we establish a conceptual categorization of goals for organizations like the EITI, systematically identify the various goals associated with the EITI, and then examine empirical evidence to evaluate its specific achievements.

Global Standards in National Contexts: The Role of Transnational Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives in Public Sector Governance Reform

Published Date: 
December, 2016
Editor: 
American University

Blog by the author on this research

Multi-stakeholder initiatives (i.e., partnerships between governments, civil society, and the private sector) are an increasingly prevalent strategy promoted by multilateral, bilateral, and nongovernmental development organizations for addressing weaknesses in public sector governance. Global public sector governance MSIs seek to make national governments more transparent and accountable by setting shared standards for information disclosure and multistakeholder collaboration. However,

The impact of open government: Assessing the evidence

Published Date: 
December, 2016
Editor: 
Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings

This report reviews the empirical and theoretical literature examining the international impact of open government, and offers recommendations for policymakers and an agenda for further research on the subject. In Section I, we define the scope of our analysis, explaining what we mean by the question, “does open government work?” Here, and throughout the report, we employ a broad definition of open government, focusing on three governance processes that allow the perspectives, needs, and rights of citizens—including the most marginalized—to be addressed.

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