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Book ChapterFramework: The channels for indirect impacts
From the book: Extractive IndustriesExtractives economic impact multiplier effects
Book ChapterOil and gas companies and the management of social and environmental impacts and issues: The evolution of the industry's approach
From the book: Extractive IndustriesSocial performance Social investment Corporate social responsibility
Book ChapterRegulatory structures and challenges to developmental extractives: Some practical observations from Ghana
From the book: Extractive IndustriesDevelopment Extractives Regulatory
Book ChapterExtractive revenues and government spending: Short- versus long-term considerations
From the book: Extractive IndustriesExtractives Revenues
Book ChapterPolitical economy and governance
From the book: Extractive IndustriesNatural resources Extractives Political economy
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
NewsTony Addison speaks on extractives industries and development during Mozambican MPs’ visit to Finnish parliament
UNU-WIDER Chief Economist-Deputy Director, Tony Addison , presented on the extractives industries and development during the exchange visit of the 5th Commission of the Parliament of Mozambique to Finland on 14 November 2017. Tony Addison presenting...Extractives Mozambique
Working PaperRegulatory structures and challenges to developmental extractives: Some practical observations from Ghana
At the heart of an effective extractive resource-based economic transformation and development is an effective regulatory framework that guides the promotion of investments into the sector, the procedure for responsible extraction, and the management...Development Extractives Regulatory
Working PaperChoices for spending government revenue: New African oil, gas, and mining economies
This paper examines a broad range of opportunities for addressing the pressing human development needs of low-income countries by using new oil, gas, and mineral discoveries...Extractives Education Framework
BlogLower exploration spending – another response to the end of the commodity price boom
My previous blog, which you can read here , commented on the manner in which mining companies had been able to respond to the recent decline in metals prices by significantly reducing their costs of production...Commodity boom Mining Extractives
BlogCost reductions as a response to the end of the commodity price boom
The recent publication of the 3rd edition of ICMM’s The Role of Mining in National Economies (hereafter RoMiNE3) provides us with the welcome biennial review of the global situation as it affects the large mining and metals industry...Commodity boom Mining Extractives
Working PaperFramework: The channels for indirect impacts
This paper discusses the channels of impact of an extractives activity on an economy by presenting a brief description supported by graphics of the different routes through which the direct economic and social impacts of these activities might be enh...Extractives economic impact multiplier effects
Working PaperExtractive revenues and government spending: Short- versus long-term considerations
The prescription of optimally managing natural resource revenue windfalls by smoothing consumption across generations using an intergenerational sovereign wealth fund that only invests in foreign assets is not appropriate for resource-rich developing...Extractives Revenues
Working PaperPolitical economy and governance
This paper reviews the political economy of extractive resources and the associated resources sector governance agenda...Natural resources Extractives Political economy
Working PaperOil and gas companies and the management of social and environmental impacts and issues: The evolution of the industry’s approach
This paper provides an overview of social and environmental management practices in the oil and gas industry...Social performance Social investment Corporate social responsibility