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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
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
Book Chapter
New industrial policy and the extractive industries

From the book: Extractive Industries

Natural resources extractives industry Governance
Book Chapter
Political economy and governance

From the book: Extractive Industries

Natural resources Extractives Political economy
Journal Article
Introduction to special issue on regional growth opportunities

Part of Journal Special Issue Regional Growth Opportunities

South Africa Growth Transformation
Journal Special Issue
Regional Growth Opportunities

This issue contains seven articles addressing the major changes underway in the integration of economies in southern Africa. This special issue is based on the UNU-WIDER project 'Regional growth and development in Southern Africa'...

Growth Industrialization Natural resources
Working Paper
Rowing against the current: Diversification in Africa’s resource-rich economies

The exploitation of natural resources is a huge opportunity, but one that carries considerable risks. Relative prices in resource-exporting economies tend to push them towards economic structures dominated by the resource sector...

Extractive industries Natural resources diversification
Journal Article
Does the Political Resource Curse Affect Public Finance? The Vulnerability of Tax Revenue in Resource-Dependent Countries

Part of Journal Special Issue Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development

taxes Natural resources terms-of-trade shocks
Working Paper
The role of governance and international norms in managing natural resources

The governance of natural resource wealth is widely considered to constitute a key determinant in whether the extraction of natural resources proves to be a blessing or a curse...

Governance Transparency Natural resources
Blog
What role for East African hydrocarbons in the global economy post-Paris COP21?

Over the past decade significant hydrocarbon discoveries have been made across East Africa...

Natural resources extractives industry Governance
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