Transparency and Accountability in Natural Resources Evidence Programme

The natural resource extractives sector is under-researched, and programmes in it are under-evaluated. 3ie supports seven impact evaluations that will help fill critical knowledge gaps on what works to improve governance in the extractives sector in low- and middle-income countries. Each of them is testing interventions that improve outcomes by providing relevant information to citizens through deliberative forums and online platforms.

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3ie-supported studies are evaluating different pathways for increasing transparency and accountability in administering and distributing the benefits of natural resources. The commodities include oil, gas and minerals. Decision makers expect the results to inform how they design effective transparency and accountability initiatives and scale up successful ones. Findings and key lessons learned from conducting impact evaluations in this under-researched area will be synthesised into a learning paper at the end of the programme in 2018. UK Aid through DFID and the Hewlett Foundation are funding this programme.

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3ie transparency and accountability impact evaluations: Sharing early results and implementation lessons

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