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Vol 57 No 12

Published 10th June 2016

The soul of transparency

A struggle over the future of the EITI is dividing NGOs and business as their visions of governance in the extractive sector compete

Since its creation in 2002, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has sought to shine a light on the oil and mining sectors in the developing world, albeit on a voluntary basis. Now that some of these principles are being enforced by legislation in the industrialised world, differences are arising within the EITI between its three main constituencies – governments, civil society and industry – about the way forward.

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