Eddie Rich wrote a think piece for the Road to Addis series. At the time of his collaboration, he was the Deputy Head of the EITI International Secretariat and 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. He has worked as the Head of DFID's Corporate Social Responsibility and as Deputy Head of DFID Kenya. 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 on oversight for finance, human resources, communications and the EITI global conferences.