Evaluating the impact of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) on corruption in Zambia

Paul Fenton Villar, Elissaios Papyrakis

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The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is internationally recognised as a leading anti-corruption scheme, which promotes transparency, accountability and good governance of public oil, gas, and mining revenues. This article provides the first rigorous quantitative investigation of the impact of EITI on corruption in Zambia. Using a case-comparison approach, called the Synthetic Control Method (SCM), we find that the implementation of EITI provoked a significant decrease in corruption in Zambia (with the corruption-reducing effect of EITI being, though, much stronger at the earlier stages of implementation).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-805
Number of pages11
JournalThe Extractive Industries and Society
Issue number4
Early online date27 Feb 2017
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017


  • EITI
  • Corruption
  • Transparency
  • Extractive Industries
  • Zambia

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