Macroeconomic Policy Frameworks for Resource-Rich Developing Countries

International Monetary Fund | Document | 2012

Recognizing that resource-rich developing countries (RRDCs) have distinct characteristics that make advice based on traditional consumption/savings/investment frameworks inadequate, the paper develops a new macrofiscal framework and policy analysis tools for RRDCs. Five key innovations are presented...


International Trade in Natural Resources: Practice and Policy

Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies | Document | 2012

Natural resources account for 20% of world trade, and dominate the exports of many countries. Policy is used to manipulate both international and domestic prices of resources, yet this policy is largely outside the disciplines of the WTO. The instruments used include export taxes, price controls, pr...


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...


Manual for the Open Upstream Gas and LNG Model

T.M. Mitro | Document | 2016

This model has been developed for training purposes. It models the gas value chain from the upstream project to the use of gas under the form of LPG, LNG or as feedstock for local industrial or power generation uses. It allows users to assess the different LNG structures that can be considered when...


A Guide to Leading Practice Sustainable Development in Mining

Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, Australian Government | Document | 2011

This reference book is designed to assist the mining industry to maximise opportunities for economic and social development by mplementing leading practice sustainable development principles to deliver practical mining solutions in Australia and overseas.


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...


Resources to Reserves

International Energy Agency (IEA) | Document | 2013

Given the major fluctuations witnessed in energy markets in the past seven years – notably the global economic crisis – Resources to Reserves 2013 assesses the availability of fossil fuels and surveys the cutting-edge technologies needed to find, produce and bring them to the market, while avoiding ...


Raw Talks: Paul Stevens, End of an Oil Era?

Raw Talks | youtube | 2017

This succinct account of some of the factors underlying petroleum economics may be of value to sector decision makers and stakeholders


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...


Oil and Gas in Eastern Africa: Current Developments and Future Perspectives

Benjamin Augé, French Institute of International Relations | Document | 2015

The position of oil companies toward East Africa has changed considerably since 2006 when the first reserves in Uganda came to light. However, for many investors interested in the region, it remains difficult to get a clear picture of the scale of developments of this sector. This paper discusses th...


The Power of the Mine: A Transformative Opportunity for Sub-Saharan Africa

The World Bank | Document | 2014

This report discusses the potential for the mining industry in Sub-Saharan Africa to be a sourcing power and increase the number of Africans with access to energy. It shows that the self-supply arrangement imposes a loss for everyone - people, utilities, mines, and national economies. Since 2000, mi...


Mineral and Petroleum Economics Topic

Adam Smith International | Document | 2017

This document is the PDF version of the "Mineral and Petroleum Economics" Topic page on the Extractives Hub, which can also be found here - https://beta.extractiveshub.org/topic/view/ID/28.


West Africa Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) market development study

The World Bank | Document | 2013

This is a World Bank market development study of the LPG market in West Africa. The World Bank and the World LP Gas Association have retained Purvin and Gertz, Inc. (Purvin and Gertz) and Frigo Consult to conduct an analysis of the West African LPG market and make recommendations on how to further s...


Commodity Price Shocks and the Australian Economy since Federation

Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies | Document | 2010

Australia has experienced frequent and large commodity export price shocks like Third World commodity exporters, but this price volatility has had much more modest impact on economic performance. Why? This paper explores Australian terms of trade volatility since 1901. It identifies two major price ...


Minerals and Africa's Development: The International Study Group Report on Africa’s Mineral Regimes

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) | Document | 2011

This report on Africa’s mineral development regimes was prepared by the International Study Group (ISG) established in 2007 by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). It analyses African mining from a number of complementary perspectives, driven by a search for new directions bas...


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...


World Gold Council: Gold spot price in US dollars

World Gold Council | URL | 2016

The World Gold Council is the international market development organisation for the gold industry. This webpage provides access to a data set featuring the gold price in a range of currencies since December 1978.


Big Spenders: Swiss Trading Companies, African Oil and the Risks of Opacity

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2014

The sale of crude oil by governments and their national oil companies (NOCs) is one of the least scrutinized aspects of oil sector governance. Swiss commodity trading companies buy a considerable share of the oil sold by African governments. This report is the first detailed examination of those sal...


South-South Cooperation: How Mongolia Learned from Chile on Managing a Mineral-Rich Economy

The World Bank | Document | 2012

This report discusses the partnership between Mongolia and Chile in exchanging mining management policy best practices. Mongolia's mineral-rich economy was hit extremely hard by the global downturn during 2008-2009, when copper prices plunged. The shock exposed serious underlying weaknesses in the m...