Extractive Industries (EI) explore, find, extract, process and market sub-soil assets – oil, gas and mined minerals. EI represent a large and growing activity in many less-developed countries. But natural resource wealth does not always lead to sustainable and inclusive growth. This guide sets out the recent rise in importance of EI to less-developed countries. It provides a framework for thinking about (i) the socio-economic impacts of these industries and (ii) the relationship between EI, host country public policies and donor activities.
Dietsche, E.; Dodd, S.; Haglund, D.; Henstridge, M.; Jakobsen, M.; Sindou, E.; Slaven, C. Topic Guide: Extractive industries, development and the role of donors. EPS PEAKS, UK (2013) 47 pp.