Making Collective Governance Work – Lessons from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
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This Human Rights Watch report argues for incorporating human rights requirements more fully into the EITI Standard. It contends that fundamental freedoms need to be respected for the EITI to achieve its ultimate goal of strengthening governance in oil, gas and mining sectors. The report includes case studies from five countries [Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea] and warns that in repressive environments, transparency can be little more than an empty gesture and even be counter-productive.
This is the final report from the evaluation of the EITI that was comissioned by the EITI Board and conducted October 2010 to May 2011 by Scanteam. Scanteam was chosen to undertake the evaluation following an open tender
The purpose and overall aim of this evaluation was to document, analyse and assess the relevance and effectiveness of the EITI, where EITI’s objectives are to strengthen transparency of natural resource revenues recognising that this “can reduce corruption, and that the revenue from extractive industries can transform economies, reduce poverty,
Empowering communities in EITI implementing countries to participate in the oversight of the extractive sector
With support from the Ford Foundation, the EITI International Secretariat has scoped out opportunities to strengthen communications and dissemination efforts to broaden and deepen local civil society engagement in natural resource governance through the EITI in three pilot countries: Colombia, Ghana and Indonesia.
Three scoping studies were undertaken by independent consultants in Buriticá in Colombia, Obuasi in Ghana, and Samarinda and Palu in Indonesia, areas hosting and affected by mining activities.
Estudio de Viabilidad para Informar la Decisión de Adhesión de Ecuador al Estándar de Transparencia de las Industrias Extractivas (EITI).
As a prominent multi-stakeholder transparency initiative, the EITI has to take into account the diversity of implementing country circumstances and the divergent (and sometimes conflicting) expectations of different stakeholders. The unique nature of the initiative presents an opportunity to take a leadership role in establishing and communicating good practice in measuring results and impact.
Climate change, energy transition and the EITI
The transition to a sustainable, decarbonised economy is now reshaping the extractive industries. It will have profound implications for the kinds of data, disclosures and dialogues that will be required to support accountability and good governance. Transparency is also central to international efforts to support the energy transition, including the reporting of emissions and the disclosure of climate risks.
"Transparency and accountability in sector governance are basic and essential requirements to leverage the extractives (oil, gas, and mining) sector as an engine of economic growth in fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV) affected settings. Enabling them involves two vital steps. Transparency requires obtaining or publishing relevant and actionable data about sector governance. Accountability involves having the data to support responsible, efficient, and informed sector governance.
This expert report, authored by independent consultant Anwar Ravat, was originally commissioned to review the data assurance procedures used in EITI implementing countries and their cost, and to determine whether the use of Independent Administrators (AIs) safeguards the reporting of comprehensive and reliable data.
Many efforts have been devoted to improving resource governance through the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. A review of 50 evaluations concludes that the EITI has succeeded in diffusingthe norm of transparency, establishing the EITI standard, and institutionalizing transparency practices.
ByPäivi Lujala,Siri Aas Rustad and Philippe Le Billon