Revenue Distribution and Local Impact


To maximise the developmental benefits of natural resource revenues, governments need to consider on what basis proceeds should be distributed, what policies are needed to ensure effective spending and investment, and what impacts (both positive and negative) there may be on local communities and the environment.

This topic overview explains how governments can help build economic ties between extractive operations and the local economy to generate growth outside the sector and maximise returns on natural resource wealth. It addresses some common concerns for governments and other sector stakeholders: