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


Myths and mining: the reality of resource governance in Africa

Dr Claude Kabamba, Southern Africa Resource Watch | Document | 2015

In Africa, mining activities are undertaken by private foreign entities, which pay taxes to the state. However, mining activities are not contributing as much as they should to national economies. The author argues that, to achieve change, countries need to strengthen those institutions that are ess...


Can Transparency Transform Mineral Wealth into Wellbeing? Good Governance of Mineral Resources in the Maghreb: The Challenges and Opportunities of Regionalization

Revenue Watch Institute | Document | 2012

Revenue Watch Institute deputy director Antoine Heuty spoke about mineral wealth in the Maghreb at a seminar in Barcelona on 30 November 2012, sponsored by the Barcelona Center for International Affairs. The two-day event focused on economic governance of natural resources in the Middle East. Heuty'...


African Mining, Gender, and Local Employment

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

This paper uses the rapid expansion of mining in Sub-Saharan Africa to analyse local structural shifts and the role of gender. It matches 109 openings and 84 closings of industrial mines to survey data for 800,000 individuals and exploit the spatial-temporal variation. With mine opening, women livin...


Mapping Risks to Future Government Petroleum Revenues in Kenya

Oxfam, Don Hubert | Document | 2016

The loss of government revenue due to tax avoidance/evasion strategies by multinational companies has received significant attention in recent years in both developed and developing countries. It is widely accepted that the extractive sector is particularly vulnerable to tax evasion. Kenya has th...


The Value Chain

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2010

This article describes the value chain. A value chain is a way of describing the stages by which the full value of a product is managed and ultimately realized. When applied to the extractive industries, the framework describes the steps from the extraction of natural resources, to their processing ...


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...


EITI Afghanistan Inception Report and Fourth Reconciliation Report

EITI | Document | 2016

This is the Fourth Afghanistan EITI Report, which covers the two fiscal periods 1391 (21st March - 20th December 2012) and 1392 (21st December 2012 – 20th December 2013). It finds that the country faces a number of difficult challenges to meet the EITI Standard requirements. The security background ...


Global boom, local impacts: mining revenues and subnational outcomes in Peru 2007-2011

Omar Zambrano, Marcos Robles and Denisse Laos | Document | 2016

The relationship between the abundance of natural resources and socio-economic performance has been a main object of study in the economic development field since Adam Smith. Dominated by the verification of the so called curse of natural resource, the mainstream literature on the topic has been mos...


Revenue Distribution and Local Impact: Largest Raw Materials-Based Sovereign Wealth Funds by Assets under Management

Adam Smith International | Document | 2017

This table outlines the largest raw materials-based sovereign wealth funds by country. See also the "Should governments save or spend extractives sector revenue?" section of the "Revenue Distribution and Local Impact" topic overview on the Extractives Hub.


Harnessing Resource Revenues for Prosperity in Zambia

Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies | Document | 2009

This paper examines the macroeconomic management of Zambia’s natural resource endowment over the past century. It describes how the state has adopted different strategies to secure a share of the rents from copper mining, how these strategies have affected incentives for exploration and production a...


Revenue management in the extractives sector

The Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI) | Document | 2016

This succinct position paper on revenue management in the extractives sector draws on the deliberations at the 2016 Accra Policy Dialogue and from two keynote papers that were prepared to facilitate the dialogue.


Alberta, Ten Year Plan to End Addiction to Resource Revenues

University of Calgary | Document | 2013

In this note they provide a menu of policy choices all of which take the government to a sustainable budget by 2023. They all involve reductions in what we identify as the government’s Budget Gap — that is, the difference between its spending and all its revenue besides the revenue it earns from non...


Analytical Framework. The Challenge of Mineral Wealth: using resource endowments to foster sustainable development

ICMM | Document | 2006

This publication by ICMM outlines the analytical framework for ICMM's project on 'The Challenge of Mineral Wealth: using resource endowments to foster sustainable development'. Much of the ‘resource curse’ literature has focused on problems rather than solutions. Consequently it is not of much pract...


Inflated Expectations and Natural Resource Booms: Evidence from Kazakhstan

Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies | Document | 2013

This paper uses the exogenous variation in oil prices to study the negative effect of income aspirations on households' satisfaction with income. To evaluate the effect the authors use data on reported satisfaction with income from Kazakhstan's Household Budget Survey - a quarterly, unbalanced panel...


Spill-Overs of a Resource Boom: Evidence from Zambian Copper Mines

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

Do local populations benefit from resource booms? How strong are market linkages between the mining sector and the regional economy? This paper exploits exogenous variation in mine-level production volumes generated by the recent copper boom in Zambia to shed light on these questions. Using a novel ...


Discussion of Mongolia's Draft Future Heritage Fund Law

Natural Resource Governance Institute | Document | 2015

In this paper, the authors draw on international experiences and an understanding of Mongolia’s current public financial management system to develop recommendations on how to improve the Future Heritage Fund bill and better incorporate it into the Mongolian legal framework. Designed to save a porti...


Do Natural Resources Depress Income Per Capita?

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

Most evidence for the resource curse comes from cross-country growth regressions suffers from a bias originating from the high and ever-evolving volatility in commodity prices. This paper addresses these issues by providing new cross-country empirical evidence for the effect of resources in income p...


Mining and Economic Development: Did China’s WTO Accession Affect African Local Economic Development?

World Bank | Document | 2016

This paper investigates China's influence on local economic development in 37 African countries between 1997 and 2007. The analysis compares the average changes in economic growth, migration, spatial inequality, and welfare for mineral-rich districts, pre- and post-accession, to the corresponding ch...


Mongolia Country Program Evaluation FY05-13: An Independent Evaluation

The World Bank | Document | 2015

This is a report on an evaluation of the World Bank Group's (WBG) program in Mongolia by the Independent Evaluation Group. From 2005 to 2013, a mining boom quickly promoted Mongolia from a low-income to a middle-income country. The WBG designed a comprehensive program of outreach to the government, ...