sharing in governance of extractive industries

International consultant – economist (Afghanistan National Human Development Report on extractive industries) at UNDP

International consultant – economist (Afghanistan National Human Development Report on extractive industries)

Deadline to apply: 16 November 2016


The National Human Development Report (NHDR) of Afghanistan will examine the potential of the extractive sector and look into how it could contribute to the human development in the country. The main purpose of this report is to provide evidence-based policy options so that economic growth could help reduce vulnerabilities and poverty, strengthen the resilience of the licit economy, reduce the illicit economy in its multiple dimensions, and thus promote human development.

This is an individual consultancy to write background papers and parts of Afghanistan NHDR on economic aspects of extractive industries. In parallel to this consultancy, other studies will also be commissioned on political, social-environmental aspects of Afghanistan’s extractive sectors, as well as value chain analysis of mineral commodities – gemstones and gold.

Description of services:

The background paper will cover the following areas:

  • Global and regional trends in mineral and hydrocarbon commodities;
  • The economic dimension of the ‘Resource curse’;
  • Mechanisms and international practices to mitigate the negative impact and improve the benefits of the extractive industry on development;
  • Overview of the extractive industry in Afghanistan an d the position of the country in the international and regional trade of minerals and hydrocarbons;
  • The legal and contractual framework governing the extractive industry in Afghanistan;
  • Management of fiscal revenues from the extractive industry in Afghanistan.


The information provided on this page is incomplete. For access to full information on requirements and how to apply, visit https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=69323 . For necessary forms, please visit: http://www.af.undp.org/content/afghanistan/en/home/operations/jobs.html .

Last updated by Norma Garza Nov 7, 2016.


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