Nigeria's Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: Just a Glorious Audit?

20 November 2009 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Chatham House, London


Nicholas Shaxson, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Discussant: Uche Igwe, Civil Society Liaison Officer, NEITI



The ambitious Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) came to prominence in 2003 and was widely held up as a success, and touted as the flagship programme of global EITI.

This event will launch the Chatham House study by Nicholas Shaxson analysing the extent to which NEITI has achieved its goals and potential, and whether it deserves the reputation it garnered in its early years. The paper also questions the assumptions upon which the EITI process is built: that better transparency will lead to better governance and accountability, and these in turn will foster growth and reduce poverty.

In presenting his paper, Mr Shaxson will be joined by discussant Uche Igwe of NEITI.

Read the paper here.