Eddie Rich
Eddie Rich has worked in development for over 20 years. In 1996-98 he was the DFID representative to Angola. In charge of a medium sized-aid programme, it soon became clear to him that the development debate needed to move well beyond aid. This was reinforced when he was part of the small team working on the UK Government's ground breaking White Paper on International Development Making Globalisation Working for the Poor'. The paper advocated a more coherent approach to international development policy highlighting issues of trade, governance, security, codes and standards, finance, and the environment. He also co-authored a background study for this on poor performing states. He was Head of DFID's Corporate Social Responsibility team when the nascent Publish What You Pay coalition came to DFID with an idea for a transparency initiative in the extractive sector in 2001. He continued to work on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in those infant times until 2004 when he moved to Kenya as Deputy Head of DFID Kenya. When Kenya started exploring for deep sea oil in 2006/7, he was thrown back into the EITI debate. Since 2007, Eddie has been the Deputy Head of the EITI International Secretariat where he has led on Africa and the Middle East as well as oversight for finance, human resources, communications, and the Global conferences.
Books by Eddie Rich :
Making Collective Government Work - Lessons from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Foreword by Clare Short
180 pages, 6 1/4" x 9 3/4",
Cloth: 978 1 78353 189 9
Price: $90.00
Published: September 2015 

Paper: 978 1 78353 185 1
Price: $30.00
Published: May 2015