This policy brief summarises a paper on the prospects for harnessing extractive industries for more inclusive development and conflict transformation in Kenya. Comparative evidence from 20 resource-rich developing countries was reviewed to understand the relationship between extractive industries, political settlements and conflict. Implications for Kenya were analysed, drawing on secondary sources about Kenyan politics, economics, conflict dynamics and natural resources.
This study of Kenya is the second 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:
- What do resource-rich developing countries tell us about the politics of mining, oil and gas?
- Could mining led to inclusive development 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.
Sturman, K.; Laichena, J.; Wang’ombe, H.; Kisiangani, E. Will devolution lead to inclusive development of Kenya’s oil, gas and mineral resources? Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (2016) 3p