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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
Book ChapterLocal content and the prospects for economic diversification in Mozambique
From the book: Mining for ChangeNatural resource management Extractive industries Economic 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
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
Book ChapterTowards contribution analysis
From the book: Extractive IndustriesContribution analysis Mining Sustainability
Book ChapterThe macroeconomic management of natural resources
From the book: Extractive IndustriesMacroeconomics Mining Natural resource management
Working PaperWhat are the prospects for Mozambique to diversify its economy on the back of ‘local content’?
In recent years, Mozambique has made international headlines for the significant hydrocarbon deposits found offshore. These have increased the country’s extractive resource endowments, in addition to its mining and onshore natural gas sector...Natural resource management Extractive industries Economic diversification
Working PaperTowards contribution analysis
Since the early 1990s, at least 45 initiatives have been mounted to improve the environmental and social performance of the mining industry across the world. Many changes in the formal legal and regulatory systems have also been introduced...Contribution analysis Mining Sustainability