Building Transparency and Accountability in the Oil Industry in Africa: What Next for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)?

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Abstract

This paper seeks to contribute to the debate about EITI’s effectiveness and future. In particular, it assesses EITI’s track record in sub-Saharan Africa, and analyses whether and how the
multi-stakeholder initiative can remain relevant, particularly in this post-Arab Spring era. The relevance of these questions derives from two main findings: 1) that all across Africa, citizens
and civil society groups are becoming more vocal, and are forcing gradual change in the debate on and actual management of their natural resources; but 2) that as the Arab uprisings and
anti-corruption movement show, these changes and debates are, for the most part, taking place outside the EITI platform. These findings emanate from desktop research and field visits undertaken between January 2008 and January 2013.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA New Generation of Public Control – Ways of Promoting Open Governments: Concepts, Tools and Experiences
EditorsEduardo Bohórquez , Nora Etxaniz
PublisherTransparencia Mexicana
Chapter6
Pages79-90
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Mouan, L. (2014). Building Transparency and Accountability in the Oil Industry in Africa: What Next for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)? In E. Bohórquez , & N. Etxaniz (Eds.), A New Generation of Public Control – Ways of Promoting Open Governments: Concepts, Tools and Experiences (pp. 79-90). Transparencia Mexicana.