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Mining in Africa : Are Local Communities Better Off?

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5995
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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2150
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French PDFs Available
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Africa Development Forum
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Chuhan-Pole, Punam
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Dabalen, Andrew L.
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Land, Bryan Christopher
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Lewin, Michael
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Sanoh, Aly
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Smith, Gregory
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Tolonen, Anja
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2017-02-21T22:17:34Z
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2017-02-21T22:17:34Z
dc.date.issued
2017-02-21
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This study focuses on the local and regional impact of large-scale gold mining in Africa in the context of a mineral boom in the region since 2000. It contributes to filling a gap in the literature on the welfare effects of mineral resources, which, until now, has concentrated more on the national or macroeconomic impacts. Economists have long been intrigued by the paradox that a rich endowment of natural resources may retard economic performance, particularly in the case of mineral-exporting developing countries. Studies of this phenomenon, known as the “resource curse,” examine the economy-wide consequences of mineral exports. Africa’s resource boom has lifted growth, but has been less successful in improving people’s welfare. Yet much of the focus in academic and policy circles has been on appropriate management of the macro-fiscal and governance risks that have historically undermined development outcomes. This study focuses instead on the fortune of local communities where resources are located. It aims to better inform public policy and corporate behavior on the welfare of communities in Africa in which the extraction of resources takes place.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/517391487795570281/Mining-in-Africa-are-local-communities-better-off
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978-1-4648-0819-7
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978-1-4648-1395-5
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/26110
dc.language
English
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en_US
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Washington, DC: World Bank and Agence Francaise de developpement
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Africa Development Forum;
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
mining
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mining revenue
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resource extraction
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economic growth
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growth model
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gold mining
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socioeconomic impact
dc.title
Mining in Africa
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Are Local Communities Better Off?
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dc.type
Book
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2017-02-21
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Publication
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-1-4648-0819-7
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
210819
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112971
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true
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en
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fr
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative
Africa
okr.topic
Energy :: Energy and Mining
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Growth
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Theory & Research
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Social Development :: Poverty and Social Impact Analysis
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
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AFRVP

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