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Book ChapterLocal content: Are there benefits for Tanzania?
From the book: Mining for ChangeExtractive industries Local content Mining
Book ChapterGas in Tanzania: Adapting to new realities
From the book: Mining for ChangeDeveloping countries Institutions Macroeconomics
Policy seminarTony Addison presents at a high-level policy dialogue in Maputo
BlogGas revenues will come and go in Mozambique – now is the time to think how to use them wisely
Mozambique is still an agriculture-based economy. Huge offshore gas fields have been discovered in the country and plans for gas projects are in the process. However, one day the gas explorations will come to an end...Inclusive growth Extractives Mozambique
Working PaperUnderstanding the boom: Country study—Tanzania
There are large volumes of gas offshore Tanzania, which has raised hopes of a boom. But those hopes look set to be disappointed. A boom would depend on there being a sizeable flow of revenue to government from producing and exporting gas...Developing countries Institutions Natural resources
Working PaperOptimal local content for extractive industries: How can policies best create benefits for Tanzania?
Tanzania is rich with natural resources, which have significant potential to contribute to the country’s economic development...Extractive industries Local content Mining
Book ChapterThe role of oil and gas in the economic development of the global economy
From the book: Extractive IndustriesOil Natural gas Energy policy
Working PaperClimate change and the extractives sector
The extractives industries must adjust their operations to shifting patterns of demand for oil, natural gas, and coal together with metals and minerals – as policies and new technologies encourage progress along low-carbon pathways in energy, t...Extractives Oil Natural gas
Working PaperThe role of oil and gas in the development of the global economy
This paper is concerned with the role of oil and gas in the development of the global economy...Oil Natural gas Energy policy