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PresentationTony Addison and Alan Roe at 5th UN Roundtable on Extractives
On 15 March, 2021, Tony Addison and Alan Roe , both Non-Resident Senior Research Fellows at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at a high-level United Nations Roundtable titled ' Extractive industries and sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda in...
PresentationTony Addison and Alan Roe at 4th UN Roundtable on Extractives
On 4 February, 2021, Tony Addison and Alan Roe , both Non-Resident Senior Research Fellows at UNU-WIDER, will be presenting at a high-level United Nations Roundtable titled " Extractive industries and sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda...
Working PaperTransparency in extractive industry commodities trading
The paper reviews the debate about transparency in extractive industry commodities trade. It examines the obstacles to improved transparency...Transparency Commodity trading Extractive industries
Project workshopExtractive Industries: Taxation and Revenues
Policy BriefMining for change: How can natural resources support inclusive growth in Africa
For a growing number of countries in Africa the discovery of natural resources is a great opportunity, but one accompanied by considerable risks. There is an extensive literature linking natural resource dependence to poor economic performance...Mining Extractive industries Industrial policy
Working PaperNatural resources, institutions, and economic transformation in Mozambique
In the light of Mozambique’s natural resources boom—especially its large-scale investments in mining, oil, and gas—this paper analyses the prospects for the extractive industries to contribute to economic transformation from an inst...Economic transformation Extractive industries Institutions
Working PaperThe potential of extractive industries as anchor investments for broader regional development
The paper reviews what we know about the possibilities of designing and implementing policy measures that raise the contribution of the extractive industries’ production/consumption links to economic growth and wellbeing, and reviews how polici...Downstream processing Extractive industries infrastrucuture
Working PaperRevenue forecasting in the mining industries: A data-driven approach
Robust forecasting of mining sector revenues is key to effective budgeting (and broader fiscal management) in many resource-rich countries...Corporate income tax Extractive industries Mineral tax
Book ChapterUganda’s oil: How much, when, and how will it be governed?
From the book: Mining for ChangeExtractives Extractive industries Structural change
Book ChapterLocal content: Are there benefits for Tanzania?
From the book: Mining for ChangeExtractive industries Local content Mining
Book ChapterLocal content and the prospects for economic diversification in Mozambique
From the book: Mining for ChangeNatural resource management Extractive industries Economic diversification
Book ChapterMozambique—bust before boom: Reflections on investment surges and new gas
From the book: Mining for ChangeEconomic diversification Economic transformation Extractive industries
Book ChapterRowing against the current: Economic diversification in Africa
Extractive industries Natural resources Diversification
BookMining for Change: Natural Resources and Industry in Africa
For a growing number of countries in Africa the discovery and exploitation of natural resources is a great opportunity, but one accompanied by considerable risks...Mining Industrial policy Extractive industries
In the mediaUNU-WIDER book informs Forbes article on the future of extractives Extractive industries Extractives
In the mediaNational media coverage on public forum on extractives
The Inclusive Growth in Mozambique programme organized a public forum on Extractive Industry and Development on 26 March 2019, in Maputo. The public forum explored the growing role and importance of oil and gas and mining in developing countries, as...Mozambique Extractives Extractive industries