This policy brief is a summary of findings of a literature review paper on the prospects for harnessing mining for more inclusive development and conflict transformation in Rwanda.
Comparative evidence from 20 resource rich developing countries was reviewed to understand the relationship between extractive industries, political settlements and conflict. Implications for mining prospects in Rwanda were analysed drawing on secondary sources of evidence about the national and regional dynamics of mining, politics and conflict.
This study of Rwanda is the third in a series of 4 papers from a research project commissioned by the UK Department for International Development’s East Africa Research Hub - Evidence synthesis of the impact of extractive industries on political settlements and conflict in East Africa. The other 3 papers in the series are listed below:
- What do resource-rich developing countries tell us about the politics of mining, oil and gas?
- Will devolution lead to inclusive development of Kenya’s oil, gas and mineral resources?
- Prospects for inclusive development from oil, gas and mining in Ethiopia
The research is a collaboration between the University of Queensland Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, the Institute for Security Studies and the Kenya Institute for Public Policy and Research Analysis.
Weldegiorgis, F.; Sturman, K.; Bouka, Y. Could mining lead to inclusive development in Rwanda? Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (2016) 3 pp.