How wealthy is Mozambique after the discovery of coal and gas? Measuring wealth in Mozambique using the wealth accounting framework

World Bank | Document | 2014

The objective of this policy note is to inform policy discussions around the management of natural resources in Mozambique and reforms needed to translate natural capital into other forms of capital. Experience shows that the quality of governance and institutional capability are a key for countries...


Oil, Gas, and Mining : A Sourcebook for Understanding the Extractive Industries

World Bank | Document | 2017

Oil, Gas, and Mining: A Sourcebook for Understanding the Extractive Industries provides developing countries with a technical understanding and practical options around oil, gas, and mining sector development issues. A central premise of the Sourcebook is that good technical knowledge can better in...


Natural Resource Charter

Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) | Document | 2014

The Natural Resource Charter is a set of principles for governments and societies on how to best harness the opportunities created by extractive resources for development. It is not a recipe or blueprint for the policies and institutions countries must build, but instead provides the ingredients suc...


Regulatory Roadmap for the Artisanal Mining Sector in Liberia

Amy Sandhu, Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy and GIZ Regional Resource Governance Project | Document | 2016

The overall objective of the Regulatory Roadmap for the Artisanal Mining (AM) Sector in Liberia is to present the groundwork required to formalize the sector. This Roadmap, and the associated AM Formalization Program interventions described within it, serves as the conceptual foundation upon whic...


Turning Zimbabwe's Natural Capital into Wealth

Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) | Document | 2013

This is a discussion paper that aims to offer constructive advice and alternatives on how Zimbabwe can strengthen the governance of its extractive sector for the benefit of its people in the short to medium term. The paper also calls on local, regional and international stakeholders to collaborate e...


Africa Mining Vision: February 2009

African Union | Document | 2009

On 20-22 August 2008, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) convened a meeting of the technical taskforce to draft the new Africa Mining Vision in preparation for the First African Union Conference of Ministers Responsible for Mineral Resources Development. The taskforce, jointly ...


Africa's Blue Economy: A Policy Handbook

African Minerals Development Centre | Document | 2016

Africa’s “Blue world” is made of vast lakes and rivers and an extensive ocean resource base. The Blue Economy can play a major role in Africa’s structural transformation, sustainable economic progress, and social development. The largest sectors of the current African aquatic and ocean based economy...


Institutional and Regulatory Assessment of the Extractive Industries in Myanmar: Executive Summary

The World Bank | Document | 2015

This report provides a baseline institutional and regulatory assessment of the oil and gas, mining (including jade and gemstones) and the hydropower sectors in Myanmar. This report is the first in-depth study of the context within which EITI will be implemented in Myanmar, and can inform broader eff...


Zambia Economic Brief: Making Mining Work for Zambia

The World Bank | Document | 2015

This economic brief outlines the state of the Zambian economy and provides recommendations on how Zambia can use its mineral resources to achieve its economic development ambitions. After several years of strong economic performance, Zambia now confronts several important challenges that must be man...


Mineral Policy Topic

Adam Smith International | URL | 2017

This is the URL link to the "Mineral Policy" Topic page on the Extractives Hub.


International and Comparative Mineral Law and Policy

Bastida, E., Wälde, T., Warden-Fernandez, J. | URL | 2005

This book seeks to understand the current trends and developments in mineral law and policy at the international, regional and national levels. It addresses specific issues faced in the mining industry - ranging from environmental considerations, improved governance, social development and local com...


Africa and Natural Resources: Managing Natural Resources for Sustainable Growth

Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies | Document | 2007

After an overview of the stylised facts about Africa’s natural resources, this paper discusses the problems and challenges facing the management of natural resources in Africa. It highlights the paradox of plenty, which is that many resource-rich countries in Africa have bad growth performance. They...


Blessing or Curse? The rise of mineral dependence among low- and middle-income countries

Oxford Policy Management (OPM) | Document | 2011

This report, produced by Oxford Policy Management’s Extractive Industries team, analyses the recent evolution of mineral dependence among low- and middle-income countries, including their relative vulnerability to the resource curse. The analysis reveals that there has been a strong increase in min...


Closing Coal: Economic and Moral Incentives

Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies | Document | 2014

Climate policy requires that much of the world’s reserves of fossil fuels remain unburned. This paper makes the case for implementing this directly through policy to close the global coal industry. Coal is singled out because of its high emissions intensity, low rents per unit value, local environme...


Spotlight on publications: extractive industry investment policies

Evidence and lessons from Latin America (ELLA) | Document | 2016

Many Latin American countries are rich with natural resources like oil, gas and minerals, and they have a wealth of experience to share in terms of the investment policies they have pursued to develop their extractive industries.This selection of publications highlights key resources documenting and...


A Practical Guide to Increasing Mining Local Procurement in West Africa

The World Bank | URL | 2015

This document provides information, guidance and tools to support decision-making, planning and implementation of mining local procurement in West Africa, in particular at a country level. This 2015 version of the Practical Guide to Mining Local Procurement in West Africa addresses questions that ar...


Evidence-based Reflections on Natural Resource Governance and Corruption in Africa

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2015

This book chapter by NRGI President Daniel Kaufmann investigates natural resource governance and corruption in Africa. Mr. Kaufmann’s contribution consists of a comparative empirical exploration of governance in Africa, with a particular focus on the challenges in managing natural resources such as ...


Maximizing Value: Guidance on implementing materials stewardship in the minerals and metals value chain

International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) | Document | 2006

Maximizing Value provides ICMM and its members with practical direction, ideas and examples on the implementation of materials stewardship. The primary audience for the guidance is minerals and metals companies, however many of the recommended activities require interaction and collaboration with ot...


Mining Closure, Gender and Employment Reallocations: The Case of UK Coal Mines

Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies | Document | 2015

This paper examines the heterogenous effect of mining shocks on local employment, by gender. Using the closure of coal mines in UK starting in mid 1980s, the authors find evidence of substitution of male for female workers in the manufacturing sector. Mine closures increase number of male manufactur...


The Cost of Carbon Pricing: Competitiveness Implications for the Mining and Metals Industry

ICMM | Document | 2013

ICMM report which assesses how best to develop carbon pricing policies that achieve a transition to a low carbon economy without compromising the ability of national industries to compete internationally. The report analyzes the state of play for iron ore, copper, aluminum, and coal in the EU, South...