This series aggregates and presents the World Bank`s knowledge on oil, gas, and mining in an accessible format. It is meant to assist knowledge sharing and trigger policy dialogue on topics relevant to managing natural resource wealth sustainably and responsibly. The series is produced by the Extractive Industries Unit of the World Bank. The unit serves as a global technical adviser that supports sustainable development by building capacity and providing extractive industry sector-related advisory services to resource-rich developing countries.
In the companion report to this guide,
gender-sensitive approaches to the extractive industry in
Peru: improving impacts on women in poverty and their
families, ward and strongman present solid, evidence-based
arguments leading to the conclusion that Extractive Industry
(EI) companies could significantly improve their sustainable
development impact on women and families by making some
practical and simple changes in their working practices. The
report also provides extensive evidence of weaknesses in
company and government policies and practices that
contribute to a previously under recognized issue: men are
capturing more of the benefits of EI projects, which are not
necessarily reaching the wider family; while women and
children experience more of the risks that arise from EI projects.