sharing in governance of extractive industries

Special Section of Viewpoints: Harnessing extractive industries for development in sub-Saharan Africa #EX4DEV16

Introduction to workshop viewpoints: Harnessing extractive industries for development in sub-Saharan Africa #EX4DEV16 

  • This collection of short papers share viewpoints on the theme of Harnessing Extractive Industries for Development in sub-Saharan Africa: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2017.06.008
  • It is the output of a workshop by the same name held in June 2016 at the University of Surrey: http://goo.gl/uGfSqQ
  • The workshop captured views on extractives-led development and perspectives on the resource curse that has blighted the region for decades.
  • This paper introduces and summarises both the workshop and collection of papers which are now available online (see below) and will be published in print later this year in the Extractive Industries and Society journal. 
  • The workshop and papers aim to help practitioners reach a wider academic audience, stimulate further debate and spark the potential for collaboration.
  • The second interdisciplinary workshop EX4DEV17 will be held on the 2nd November 2017 at Royal Holloway, University of London and is accepting applications from participants and paper presentations now: https://ex4dev.com/
  • Thank you to all workshop participants and contributors to the special section. 

Papers in Special Section

1) Local procurement in mining: A central component of tackling the resource curse

Jeff Geipel, Mining Shared Value 


2) A bumpy road: Maximising the value of a resource corridor

Julia Baxter, Anne-Claire Howard, Tom Mills, Sophie Rickard, and Steve Macey, Adam Smith International 


3) Environmental Impact Assessments in developing countries: We need to talk about politics

Aoife McCullough, Overseas Development Institute 


4) Reflections on the opportunities for mining companies to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in sub–Saharan Africa

Natalia Yakovlevaa, Juha Kotilainenb, and Maija Toivakkab 


5) Location policy and downstream mineral processing: A research agenda

Wouter Bam, Karolien De Bruyne


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