This blog post critically reviews the cash flows statistics often used in the extractive sector and argues that the negative externalities to the environment and the local community need to be included in any projections.
2. Building bridges between the money and the many in mining blogpost compiled by Abbi Buxton (International Institute for Environment and Development)
This blog reports on efforts to overcome distrust and conflict between artisanal and large-scale mining operations, through an international project that will bring the two sides together to seek sustainable ways to coexist.
4. The fiscal management of natural resource revenues in a developing country setting published by the World Bank in April 2012This article proposes ways to design a fiscal rule for developing countries. The concluding section provides general lessons for policy practitioners and advisors. It outlines certain good-practice principles underlying rules-based fiscal approaches to managing natural resource revenues. Based on these principles, this note proposes an approach to determining a nonoil deficit rule, using Kazakhstan as a case study, and simulates the impacts within a median-term fiscal framework.