Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Secretariat | Norway
In 2015-2016, we partnered with EITI International Secretariat to develop the EITI Extractives Data Portal (EDP), a global portal and body of work that encompasses all of EITI itself.
The portal seeks to embody the EITI Principles - that real transparency is not just about disclosing information, but rather ensuring that information is understandable, usable, and actionable.
DG’s experience working with EITI International Secretariat to build the data portal demonstrates a deep knowledge of extractives data sources, reporting standards, and visualization techniques. Our EITI data portal – which houses all EITI data internationally in order to “help public debate and inform choice of appropriate and realistic options for sustainable development” – allows technical users to directly download large datasets, and non-technical users to visualize the data through interactive charts and graphs.
Featuring country pages for each EITI member country, the Extractives Data Portal brings country-level data to life through time series analysis, dynamic visualizations, and interactive maps, to highlight the results of each country’s EITI validation process. The portal also seeks to advance public understanding of the natural resources value chain by making trends and complex concepts clear, engaging and interactive. Power users of the site find easy access to full datasets and a flexible, extensible, and interoperable API.
EITI Data Portal Homepage; see www.eiti.org
Key Facts infographics on the Portal's "Who We Are" page: using small, powerful, and useful statistics
DG first began with an intensive two-week assessment process, which included in-person UX/UI design consultations in the Secretariat’s Oslo office. This process included audience definition, user identification, and iterative wireframing and design concept development based on good practices. Following the successful launch of a prototype, DG assisted EITI secretariat staff in gathering in-person user feedback at 2016 EITI Global Conference held in Lima, facilitated the launch of the EITI data portal in May 2016, and helped the Secretariat showcase the portal at the recent World Bank Group-funded International Open Data Conference held in Madrid.
In 2017, DG continued supporting the EITI Secretariat by translating and visualizing EITI’s new Validation process – the way in which the EITI Board evaluates the progress of member countries – onto the Portal. Working hand-in-hand with EITI on the design, we converted mockups into a dynamic template that uses backend data to render the designs. We aimed to make the data entry and management process smooth, easy, and intuitive.