Evaluating the impact of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) on corruption in Zambia

Fenton Villar, Paul and Papyrakis, Elissaios (2017) Evaluating the impact of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) on corruption in Zambia. The Extractive Industries and Society, 4 (4). pp. 795-805. ISSN 2214-790X

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Abstract

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is internationally recognised as a leading anti-corruption scheme, which promotes transparency, accountability and good governance of public oil, gas, and mining revenues. This article provides the first rigorous quantitative investigation of the impact of EITI on corruption in Zambia. Using a case-comparison approach, called the Synthetic Control Method (SCM), we find that the implementation of EITI provoked a significant decrease in corruption in Zambia (with the corruption-reducing effect of EITI being, though, much stronger at the earlier stages of implementation).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: eiti,corruption,transparency,extractive industries,zambia
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 00:42
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 00:11
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/63119
DOI: 10.1016/j.exis.2017.01.009

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