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Why all countries should contribute to ending global poverty
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COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle
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COVID-19 and employment: Insights from the sub-Saharan African experience
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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 extractives industry
Book ChapterCapturing economic and social benefits at the community level: Opportunities and obstacles for civil society
From the book: Extractive Industriesextractives industry Transparency Accountability
Book ChapterThe role of participation in sustainable community development programmes in the extractives industries
From the book: Extractive Industriescommunity development community participation Sustainable development
Book ChapterDownstream activities: The possibilities and the realities
From the book: Extractive Industriesextractives industry Downstream processing Vertical integration
Book ChapterLocal content, supply chains, and shared infrastructure
From the book: Extractive Industriesextractives industry Local content Industrial policy
Book ChapterThe role of gender in the extractive industries
From the book: Extractive Industriesextractives industry Gender equality Sustainable development
Book ChapterNew industrial policy and the extractive industries
From the book: Extractive IndustriesNatural resources extractives industry Governance
BlogWhat 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
Working PaperNew industrial policy and the extractive industries
Industrial policy is back. Advocates for industrial policy argue that the important question is not whether such policies should be applied at all, but how to design and implement them...Natural resources extractives industry Governance
LecturePublic Economics Winter School 2017
The University of Pretoria will hold from 3-7 July 2017 the second Winter School – one of the key events in the public economics capacity building initiative managed by GTAC on behalf of the National Treasury.
Working PaperDownstream activities: The possibilities and the realities
The paper discusses the practical possibilities of achieving increased downstream processing and the policies that are commonly used for this purpose...extractives industry Downstream processing Vertical integration
Working PaperLocal content, supply chains, and shared infrastructure
Local content policies in the context of extractive industries have attracted increased interest in recent years...extractives industry Local content Industrial policy
Working PaperThe role of gender in the extractives industries
In recognizing that women’s participation and gender equity is a precondition for the achievement of acceptable development outcomes, extractives industry companies are increasingly making public commitments to integrating gender equality, incl...extractives industry Gender equality Sustainable development
Working PaperCapturing economic and social benefits at the community level: Opportunities and obstacles for civil society
Civil society organizations have played various roles in promoting the capture of benefits from and protection against the negative impacts of extractive industries...extractives industry Transparency Accountability