What do resource-rich developing countries tell us about the politics of mining, oil and gas?

Policy brief on what resource-rich developing countries tell us about the politics of mining, oil and gas.

Abstract

This policy brief is a summary of findings of a literature review paper on the prospects for harnessing extractive industries for more inclusive development and conflict transformation in East Africa. Evidence from 20 resource-rich developing countries was compared to understand the relationship between extractive industries, political settlements and conflict.

This study is the first 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:

  • Will devolution lead to inclusive development of Kenya’s oil, gas and mineral resources?
  • Could mining lead to inclusive developement in Rwanda?
  • 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.

Citation

Sturman, K. What do resource-rich developing countries tell us about the politics of mining, oil and gas? Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (2016) 3p

What do resource-rich developing countries tell us about the politics of mining, oil and gas?

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