Beneficiation and Value Addition


1. Harnessing Natural Resources for Sustainable Development: Challenges and Solutions

This paper highlights key opportunities and solutions for harnessing natural resources for sustained economic development and explains how such approaches should be incorporated into the post-2015 development agenda. Sustainable development improvements must originate within each country, but external trigger points can be important. The paper describes some of the best practices and available solutions to catalyze improved governance of natural resources and promote resource-driven growth and development. It concludes with a recommendation on how the processes currently underway to define a set of internationally agreed development goals from 2016 to 2030 can support the sustainable and transparent management of resources for sustainable development.