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Annex 4: Natural Resource Governance – Review of Impact and Effectiveness of Transparency and Accountability Initiatives
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REPORT BREAKDOWN

  • Introduction 5
  • Background: evolution of transparency and accountability initiatives in the extractives sector 6
  • Theories of change: what are the expected impacts and underlying assumptions about accountability and transparency initiatives? 8
  • Assessing the evidence: positive, unexpected, and inconclusive lessons on how impact takes place 9
  • Existing methods to evaluate impact of transparency and accountability initiatives 10
  • Factors contributing to impact 12
  • Remaining knowledge gaps 14
  • References and sources 15
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Donor efforts
While development of citizens’ capacities remains at the core of these programs, fewer initiatives have called for explicit donor efforts to bring about meaningful change.
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Project evaluations
Most successful project evaluations tend to assess significant changes in procedures at the organizational or institutional level.
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