Parallel session
Extractives for development

Book - Extractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable DevelopmentMany developing countries are rich in natural resources, giving them opportunities to use their mineral wealth to achieve economic transformation and poverty reduction. Yet many fail to invest their resource rents effectively. Consequently, economies remain untransformed and economic growth continues to be narrow in its benefits.

How can the extractives sector (oil & gas, and mining) be best used to achieve sustainable development? (in the context of a world shifting from fossil fuels to low-carbon pathways). This session explores the issues based on ongoing UNU-WIDER work on extractives and development.


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Parallel 7.2 | Extractives for development

Alan Roe | Toni Aubynn | Evelyn Dietsche | Kathryn McPhail | Andres Solimano | Q&A



Tony AddisonTony Addison | Chair

Tony Addison is Chief Economist and Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER. He was previously Professor of Development Studies, University of Manchester, Executive Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), University of Manchester (from 2006-2009) and Associate Director of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC). Tony's research focuses on development economics, aid effectiveness and more recently on extractive industries. 

Alan RoeAlan Roe | Presenter | Presentation

Alan Roe has worked for more than 50 years as an academic economist and as a policy adviser and was Principal Economist at the World Bank for 7 years. He has written extensively in both books, academic journals and for other outlets including the first full-scale statistical analysis of flows of funds in the UK and the Mining Partnerships for Development Toolkit. His publications have also included early papers on interest rate policies in developing economies and on the particular problems of monetary management in Africa.

Toni Aubynn | Presenter 

Toni Aubynn was until recently the CEO of Ghana Minerals Commission. Prior to that he was CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines. His industry experience includes senior roles in both the mining and petroleum industry. He Chairs the International Council of Minerals and Metals’ (ICMM) Association and Commodities Group and the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Working Group.  Dr Aubynn is a long-time member of the Strategic Management Advisory Group of the World Bank and DFID-sponsored Community and Artisanal Small-scale Mining (CASM)d Governance. 

Evelyn DietscheEvelyn Dietsche | Presenter 

Evelyn Dietsche is an independent researcher and corporate sustainability advisor with nearly 20 years of experience, mostly related to the extractive industries. She has led and contributed to many assignments commissioned by mining companies, industry associations, international development agencies and NGOs, and has worked with the former integrated natural gas company, BG Group (now part of Shell), on country-level impact assessments, strategic corporate social performance, social investment, and license-to-operate and local content risks.

Kathryn McPhail | Presenter

Kathryn McPhail is CEO of EnergyCC, which convenes industry networks for climate change solutions. Professor McPhail worked in senior executive roles in the World Bank Group and in oil & gas and mining FTSE 100 companies. Governor of the University of Aberdeen, UK, and serves on the Technical Advisory Group, Natural Resources Governance Institute, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. She is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and the National University of Singapore Medicine International Council.

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