Responsible Mining Index 2018

The Responsible Mining Foundation | Document | 2018

The Responsible Mining Index (RMI) supports the principle that minerals and metals mining should benefit the economies, improve the lives of people and respect the environments of producing countries, while also benefiting mining companies in a fair and viable way. With this in mind, the goal of ...


Community engagement in Chinese and American gold mining companies: A comparative case study in Ghana

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies | Document | 2017

One of the Primary Concerns Regarding Chinese investments in extractive industries in Africa is the impact they have on local communities. This report presents the results of field research examining local engagement by a Chinese company and an American company operating in Ghana. Golden Sunshine Mi...


Extractive Industries for Sustainable Development in Kenya 2013-2015

UNDP | Document | 2013

This document from the United Nations Development Programme details their 2013 to 2015 initiative for linking Kenya’s extractive industries to the country’s sustainable development plans. The initiative aims to ensure the extractive sectors of Kenya are governed in more participatory, equitable and ...


Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future

World Bank | Document | 2018

The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018 begins with a review of global and regional trends in wealth over the past two decades and provides examples of how wealth accounts can be used for the analysis of development patterns. Several chapters discuss the new work on human capital and its application in ...


Establishing Development Linkages in the Extractive Industry: Lessons from the Field

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development | Document | 2017

The background note summarizes the lessons learned from the ongoing UNCTAD technical cooperation project, entitled “Strengthening the capacity of the Economic Community of Central African States to enhance development linkages from the mineral resources sector”. The project is funded by the ninth...


Effects of Oil, Gas and Mining Investments on Jobs: Literature Review and Estimation Tool for Ghana and Peru

Steward Redqueen and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) | Document | 2017

This document investigates the effects of oil, gas and mining investments on jobs, using Ghana and Peru as case studies. The study has three objectives: (i) to summarize the current state of economic research regarding employment creation by the extractive sector; (ii) to provide an overview of meth...


Linkages to the Resource Sector: The Role of Companies, Government and International Development Cooperation

GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) | Document | 2016

This report from GIZ investigates the role of companies, government and international development corporation in linkages to the resource sector. It outlines options for how these stakeholders can increase the economic linkages to the extractive industries sector not only in terms of ‘breadth’ (numb...


Linkages in Ghana’s Gold Mining Industry: Challenging the Enclave Thesis

Making the Most of Commodities Programme (MMCP) | Document | 2011

This report contains the findings of research into the case of the gold mining industry in Ghana. By 2009, Ghana was the second-ranked African producer after South Africa, and had become the world’s ninth largest producer of gold, at some 3.8% of global production, up from 2.6% five years earlier. G...


Inter-sectoral Linkages and Local Content in Extractive Industries and Beyond: The Case of São Tomé and Príncipe

International Monetary Fund | Document | 2007

This paper by the International Monetary Fund attempts to offer specific inputs to the debate on local content promotion in the oil industry, using the specific case of São Tomé and Príncipe as point of reference. Their approach emphasizes inter-sectoral linkages and institutional pre-conditions for...


A model to assess the impact of employment policy and subsidized domestic fuel prices on national oil companies

Energy Economics | Document | 2017

National oil companies (NOCs) control international oil markets. Nevertheless, by the end of the 2000s, their share of the industry's total revenues was only 35% while controlling more than 70% of the oil reserves and 65% of the gas reserves. Conventional financial theory prescribes that the proper ...


The Lure of Extractive Natural Resource Development

Danish Institute for International Studies | Document | 2013

This brief by the Danish Institute for International Studies explores the opportunities offered by the new boom in natural resource extraction, and focuses on how foreign direct investment (FDI) by extractive multinational corporations (MNCs) can be harnessed for industrial development purposes. The...


Backward and Forward Linkages in Manufacturing Location Decisions Reconsidered

Frank L. Hefner and Paulo P. Guimaraes | Document | 1994

Backward and forward linkages are often cited as both determinants of plant location and as desirable factors in targeting potential firms. This paper models manufacturing investment decisions within a state economy. The authors use a conditional multinomial logit model and find that both types of l...


Economic Multipliers and Sectoral Linkages: Ghana and the New Oil Sector

Dennis Nchor and Tomaš Konderla | Document | 2016

This study seeks to assess the structure of the economy of Ghana in terms of changes in the economic structure before and after the production of oil in commercial quantities. This is viewed with regards to economic multipliers, sectoral interdependence and trade concentration. The results show that...


United States Geological Survey (USGS) Report on Economic Drivers of Mineral Supply

United States Geological Survey (USGS) | Document | 2017

This report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) details the economic drivers of mineral supply. With the Earth’s endowment of natural resources remaining constant, and increased demand for resources, economic theory states that as depletion approaches, prices rise. This study shows that ...


African Minerals Development Centre: Linkages, Investment and Diversification - Harnessing Mineral Resources for Africa’s Transformation

African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) | Document | 2017

This document from the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) details their work in linkages, investment and diversification in order to harness mineral resources for Africa’s transformation. The goal of AMDC’s linkages, investment and diversification workstream is to unlock the transformative p...


Africa Mining Vision Bulletin 2: Optimizing Mineral Linkages Needs a Conscious Policy Approach

UN Economic Commission for Africa - Africa Mining Vision | Document | 2017

This bulletin from the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s “Africa Mining Vision” discusses how optimizing mineral linkages needs a conscious policy approach. For the mining sector to improve its contribution to broad based development, it must be better integrated into the national and regional eco...


Incentivising Local Economic Development in the Extractive Industries Sector through Transaction Chain Analysis with Case Example from Timor-Leste

Overseas Development Institute | Document | 2007

This briefing paper investigates incentivising local economic development in the extractive industries sector through transaction chain analysis with a case example from Timor-Leste. Transaction chain analysis is the investigation, vertically down the chain of obligations and incentives, which links...


UNDP Brochure on Extractive Industries for Sustainable Development

United Nations Development Programme | Document | 2014

This document details how the extractives industries are key to sustainable development. At the Rio+20 conference, the UN system was called upon to promote the integrated and sustainable management of natural resources. UNDP’s impartiality and convening role is important to facilitate multi-stakehol...


Foreign Investments in Uganda’s Oil Sector: Linkages and Issues for the Local Economy

Danish Institute for International Studies | Document | 2013

This paper explores how Uganda’s economy and local firms may benefit from increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) in the oil sector and what donors might do to increase the potential benefits. More specifically, it asks 1) how well foreign investments link up with one another and whether local co...


The Curse of the One-Size-Fits-All Fix: Re-evaluating What We Know About Extractives and Economic Development

UN University World Institute for Development Economic Research | Document | 2017

In the context of falls in extractive commodities prices since 2011, this paper examines the history of thinking about the interplay between extractives and economic development. Just as ‘the resource curse’ fails as a generic explanation on account of the huge diversity in country contexts, so does...