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About My Work
Kari Lipschutz is a TAMNEAC Early Stage Research Fellow (http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.363130.en) and consultant, focusing her research on the relationship between natural resource management regimes and conflict. She is pursuing doctoral study at the School of Oriental and African studies, focusing on analyzing the natural resource curse from a socio-legal perspective.
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gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
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Jonathan Berman Talks About "Success in Africa" at Columbia

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 18:14 1 Comment

Originally posted on The Resource T(r)ap

Last night, the Vale Columbia Center and the Columbia Business School hosted an event for Jonathan Berman’s new book “Success in Africa: CEO Insights from a Continent on the Rise.”

The author, a…


5 Steps to bringing the NRC to life

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 16:35 0 Comments

The Natural Resource Charter has had a big year. They’ve merged with Revenue Watch, held their annual conference in Kuwait, and are gearing up to engage with some new producer countries that are facing an unfamiliar set of challenges. But despite the visibility, there are still a lot of questions about how to translate the 12 precepts of natural resource development good practice into context-specific policy reform.


A new Briefing Note tries to address some of those questions…


Measuring Perceptions in Tanzania: Local Level Impacts of Mining

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 13:00 2 Comments

Oxford Policy Management’s strong reputation for executing wide scale household surveys in sub-Saharan Africa and in South Asia is increasingly being applied to OPM’s extractive industries work, where policy discussions surrounding natural resource exploitation all too often take place using very ‘macro’ indicators for success – such as exploring how governments can secure the largest segment possible of tax revenues. OPM recently saw an opportunity to merge these two areas of expertise to…


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At 20:25 on January 21, 2012, Ahmed Finoh said…


I wish you can re-orient your research study, in consultation with your faculty advisor, to consider the natural resource curse as a product of the political economy. The legal perspective for why in Africa, natural resources are a curse is a function of political economy while the social pesrpective is an after-the-fact issue. Consider the cases of Nigeria and Norway or Botswana (diamonds) and Sierra Leone.

Good luck in your studies.

Eng. Ahmed Finoh, MPA

Durham/North Carolina/USA




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