Research

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the Technical Reforms model: Insights from the Global Performance Assessments literature

by Paul Fenton Villar (2020)

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is now widely recognised as a leading development policy helping govern the production of oil, gas, and other mined materials. This study builds on recent theoretical work conceptualizing how the EITI might reach its long-term goals of improving natural resource governance and promoting inclusive forms of social and economic development...

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Impact Factor (3.586)

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and trust in politicians

by Paul Fenton Villar (2020)

This study examines the role of a long-standing international transparency scheme known as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in helping build trust in politicians. It presents the first known econometric investigation studying the relationship between the EITI and trust and also uses a novel instrument exploiting the variation in neighbouring countries' EITI participation to control for the endogenous nature of one's own EITI involvement...

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Impact Factor (5.634)

Guyana: Border Disputes, Politics and Oil [Book Review]

by Paul Fenton Villar (2020)

Book review of Guyana: Border Disputes, Politics and Oil, N. Khublall. Independently published (2020). 338pp., ISBN 979-8647920829.

The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has fast become one of the world's most highly anticipated oil producers of the 21st century.  Since 2015, a series of offshore discoveries revealed oil wells with the potential to almost triple...

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Impact Factor (3.586)

Within study comparisons and risk of bias in international development

by Paul Fenton Villar and Hugh Waddington (2019)

Many systematic reviews incorporate nonrandomised studies of effects, sometimes called quasi‐experiments or natural experiments. However, the extent to which nonrandomised studies produce unbiased effect estimates is unclear in expectation or in practice. The usual way that systematic reviews quantify bias is through “risk of bias assessment” and indirect comparison of findings across studies using meta‐analysis. A more direct, practical way to quantify the bias...

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Impact Factor (1.13)

Evaluating the impact of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initative (EITI)

on corruption in Zambia 

by Paul Fenton Villar (2017)

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....

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Impact Factor (3.586)

State-society relations in low- and middle-income countries

by Daniel Phillips et al. (2017)

This report summarises the findings of an evidence gap map (EGM) produced by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie). This EGM consolidates evidence on the effect of interventions to improve state-society relations in low- and middle- income countries (L&MICs). The map draws on systematic methods and visualisation techniques to identify, categorise and display systematic reviews and impact evaluations...  

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Report published by the 

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)

Land use change and forestry programmes: Evidence on the effects on greenhouse gas emissions and food security

by Birte Snilstveit et al. (2016)

This report summarises the findings of an evidence gap map (EGM) produced by the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie). The EGM consolidates evidence of the effect of land-use change and forest programmes on GHGs and human wellbeing outcomes...

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Report published by the 

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie)