UK launch of Beyond Governments

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Beyond Governments
Making Collective Governance Work – Lessons from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Eddie Rich and Jonas Moberg
June 2015, Greenleaf Publishing

With a Foreword by Clare Short, former Secretary of State for International Development

In a world characterised by globalisation, governments increasingly find themselves unable to govern. Corruption is everywhere, natural resources are being exploited, the environment damaged, markets distorted, and the fight against poverty is often ineffective. Certain challenges cannot be addressed by governments alone. Increasingly, collective governance “beyond governments” is seen as part of the solution, with state and non-state actors working together.

This book sets out a framework for collective governance, involving civil society, companies and governments as key actors. Based on over eight years of running the most advanced example of collective governance at international level, the Head and Deputy Head of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) outline the practicalities and pitfalls, and draw out the experience of the EITI as a case example.

Beyond Governments tells a positive story of how this type of innovative governance can make real achievements, but also cautions against those who see collective governance as a silver bullet to solve development challenges. The book provides timely and accessible analysis of a potential solution to a global challenge:

  • Timely and provocative analysis from Head & Deputy Head of EITI
  • A practical and comprehensive framework for collective governance
  • Essential reading for business, academia, government, policy-makers and NGOs

UK book launch:

Global Witness and Transparency International UK, London

Date: 10th June
Time: 6.30pm – 9pm
Venue:  Saint-Martin-In-The-Field
Presentation by: Jonas Moberg and Eddie Rich, Head and Deputy Head of EITI
Comments by: Global Witness
Chaired by: Robert Barrington, Transparency International UK

RSVP: This event is free of charge but we ask that you register in advance and by 5th June at  or

We hope you can join us for this interesting and informative debate.

Forthcoming events in June:


North America

Praise for Beyond Governments:

“Quirky, readable and honest. Jonas and Eddie have contributed enormously to bringing the EITI to this stage of maturity. The lessons they point to are important and honest. But the most crucial lesson – which they underline – is humility.”

Clare Short, Chair of the EITI; former Secretary of State for International Development

“Transparency and the fight against corruption require multi-stakeholder approaches… The multi-stakeholder approach described so vividly in this book may come close to be the Silver Bullet we are all looking for when struggling for better global governance.”

Professor Peter Eigen, Founder of Transparency International and former Chair of the EITI

“The great progress towards transparency in the oil and gas sector is very encouraging. In my memoir, Beyond Business, I wrote about some of the early steps towards the EITI. Now Eddie and Jonas have written Beyond Governments, teasing out some lessons from the EITI. I am pleased that they are telling the story of how change really happens.”

Lord Browne of Madingley, Chairman, L1 Energy and former Group Chief Executive, BP

“In an era of widespread governance failures there is a growing need for collaboration. The experiences Jonas and Eddie share are of great importance for all corporations that understand that long-term financial success goes hand in hand with good governance and good environmental and social stewardship.”

Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact

“Business today needs to come together with civil society to help governments governing better. This book provides important lessons from one of the more sophisticated efforts.”

Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of Foundation for the United Nations Global Compact, former Chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group and Anglo American


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