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Natural resources
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From fiscal stabilization to economic diversification: A developmental approach to managing resource revenues

The management of revenues from exhaustible natural resources involves a number of challenges...

commodity dependence Economic development Natural resources
Working Paper
Investigating the fiscal resource curse: What’s China got to do with it?

The term fiscal resource curse refers to countries’ inability to raise taxes from a broad base in the presence of natural resources...

China infrastructure Natural resources
Book Chapter
Construction and public procurement in Uganda

From the book: Mining for Change

Construction sector Procurement Natural resources
Book Chapter
Local content: Are there benefits for Tanzania?

From the book: Mining for Change

Extractive industries Local content Mining
Book Chapter
Gas in Tanzania: Adapting to new realities

From the book: Mining for Change

Developing countries Institutions Macroeconomics
Book Chapter
Rowing against the current: Economic diversification in Africa

Extractive industries Natural resources diversification
Book Chapter
Understanding the boom

From the book: Mining for Change

Developing countries Institutions Macroeconomics
Journal Article
The heterogeneous effect of oil discoveries on democracy

This paper evaluates the existence of a resource curse on political regimes using the Synthetic Control Method...

Democracy Natural resources
Working Paper
Unofficial sovereign wealth funds and duration in power in Africa

This paper argues that in weak states, leaders whose hold on power is secured by the public fortune have turned to the use of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs), especially unofficial SWFs, to cement their hold on power...

Autonomy Natural resources political survival
Working Paper
Construction and public procurement in Uganda

As it transitions to an oil-producing country, Uganda’s investments in infrastructure and physical capital will increasingly depend on the ability of the construction sector to respond to surges in demand and transform investment effort into ou...

Construction sector Procurement Natural resources
Working Paper
Understanding the boom: A framing paper

A significant natural resource discovery creates excited popular expectations of imminent wealth. But the size of a boom is usually overestimated and the delay in receiving revenues is underestimated...

Developing countries Institutions Macroeconomics
Working Paper
Understanding 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 Paper
Optimal 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 Chapter
Donor-supported approaches to improving extractives governance: Lessons from Nigeria

From the book: Extractive Industries

Oil Gas Natural resources
Book Chapter
The role of governance and international norms for managing natural resources

From the book: Extractive Industries

Governance Transparency Natural resources
Book Chapter
The copper sector, fiscal rules, and stabilization funds in Chile: Scope and limits

From the book: Extractive Industries

Fiscal policy Natural resources Wealth
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