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Mudibu Sparf, Bitota, 2020. The extractive industries transparency initiative in the Democratic Republic of Congo : the failing understanding and ownership of the E.I.T.I objectives prevent to reachthe UNs sustainable goals. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

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This study looks at the adaptation and implementation of the E.I.T.I principles in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and assesses whether governance through transparency and accountability practices in its extractive sector have improved. It relies on 18 interviews with stakeholders implicated in the E.I.T.I implementation, a literature review, and reports from various stakeholders. The analysis of data is based on Michel Foucault’s theory of governmentality as well as a review of key concepts such as transparency, accountability and governance. The study uncovers that a culture of transparency and democratic debate is gradually gaining ground, although there is still too much resistance that prevents the E.I.T.I from leading to profound changes in policies in the extractive sector. In line with the previous studies, the E.I.T.I institutional and operational goals are progressing at the macro level of institutions but progress is almost inexistent at the micro-level. It concludes that in the DRC, E.I.T.I’s development goals are far from being achieved because all stakeholders do not fully understand the standard’s objectives. The study proposes that government sticks to E.I.T.I’s guidelines in administrating mining revenue’s, setting clear and measurable targets, implementing efficient data collection systems, put together a review system mechanism, and set up a punishment/reward mechanism that works. In sum, this study contributes to the field of natural resource management by pointing out that internal motivation, internal capacity, and external pressure appear to facilitate or limit the success of the global standard in solving the resource curse in poor countries that are rich in natural resources.

Main title:The extractive industries transparency initiative in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Subtitle:the failing understanding and ownership of the E.I.T.I objectives prevent to reachthe UNs sustainable goals
Authors:Mudibu Sparf, Bitota
Supervisor:Hansen, Kjell
Examiner:Bartholdson, Örjan
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2020
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM009 Rural Development and Natural Resource Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:transparency, accountability, governance, DRC, extractive industries, SDGs
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-500186
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-500186
Subjects:Nature conservation and land resources
Language:English
Deposited On:17 Dec 2020 06:54
Metadata Last Modified:18 Dec 2020 02:02

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