The Guiding Questions

Evaluation guiding questions

The Guiding Questions are a broad set of questions that will be used to guide inquiry, analyse data, and organise findings. It is not the intention of this evaluation to answer them in an exhaustive or definitive fashion.

1. Is the EITI Effective?

1.1 Does the EITI increase transparency in implementing countries? If so, how? If not, why not?
1.2 What are some of the enabling conditions for EITI to be effective at the global, national and local levels?
1.3 Is EITI effective in implementing the shared objectives expressed in the 2019 EITI Standard?
1.4 Are the EITI Board and International Secretariat providing effective support to country implementation?
1.5 How effective is EITI’s multistakeholder governance?
1.6 Has EITI increased civic space and participation?
1.7 Has EITI improved the governance and performance of resource companies?

2. Are EITI policies and interventions relevant?

2.1 What affects EITI relevance in implementing countries? Is there a mismatch between what country stakeholders expect of EITI and what it is supposed to achieve?
2.2 Is the impact of EITI in line with the expectations of the country stakeholders?
2.3 Does the model of country-led implementation improve local relevance of EITI activities?
2.4 Does EITI respond to stakeholder needs and priorities?
2.5 How relevant is EITI at the local level around project areas?
2.6 Based on country perspectives, can a coherent global Theory of Change emerge? What is this likely to be?
2.7 What (if anything) about different country contexts enables or undermines EITI relevance and therefore impact?
2.8 Is EITI relevant to the global policy context? If so, how does it contribute to shaping norms?

3. What impact does EITI contribute to? (Intended and unintended)

3.1 What has been the actual experienced impact of EITI in participating countries?
3.2 Is EITI at the country level improving resource governance? If so, how? If not, why not?
3.3 What impact does EITI contribute to at the local and sub-national levels?
3.4 What are some of the impact pathways for the different kinds of impacts that EITI contributes to?
3.5 How far beyond the MSG does the governance change ‘seep out’? 
3.6 In cases where there has been catalytic change, what have been some of the enabling conditions?
3.7 How can countries prioritise particular interventions or create particular conditions to enable catalytic change?

4. Are EITI interventions sustainable?

4.1 What level of local ownership does EITI achieve?
4.2 Is EITI mainstreamed in implementing countries?
4.3 Does EITI adapt to local priorities?
4.4 Does EITI work well/harmonise with other resource governance initiatives and priorities globally?
4.5 Does EITI have a sustainable funding model?
4.6 What are the enabling conditions for local ownership and sustainability in implementing countries?
4.7 What would it take to make EITI sustainable at the global level?