Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

Semester: 2018 Spring

Students: Fatima Dermawan & Leon Peschel

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global standard to promote the open and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources. It seeks to address the key governance issues of the oil, gas and mining sectors.

Countries apply to implement the EITI standard. Implementing countries–currently 51–have to ensure that information is regularly disclosed on all stages of the extractive industry value chain – from exploration and how licenses are allocated, to production, revenues and exports and social expenditures. EITI implementing countries are also required to establish beneficial ownership registries for all companies operating in the sector. Implementation is in each of the implementing countries overseen by an EITI multi-stakeholder group.

Activities & Deliverables

  • Research on good practice for grievance mechanisms and examples of existing grievance mechanisms at other initiatives relevant to EITI;
  • Assess EITI’s existing grievance procedures and experiences of members of different stakeholder groups who have engaged with them, including through interviews with selected stakeholders;
  • Present specific process and substantive recommendations for EITI;
  • Stakeholder field interviews.
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