Posts by LynnT:
- Oil contracts in Uganda, 25 Oct 2012
One of my favourite catchphrases thrown around last week at the sixth EITI global conference was ‘zombie transparency’. Not a reference to jetlagged scenes over EITI Board meetings, as suggested by one Board member, but to the danger of implementing countries sleep-walking through the box-ticking exercises required by the standard, while contributing little to meaningful reform. The reformed standard finalised this week is a crucial attempt to keep the EITI at the avant-garde of the governance agenda and to remain relevant in the eyes of all of its stakeholders.