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Author Chuhan-Pole, Punam, author

Title Mining in Africa : are local communities better off? / Punam Chuhan-Pole, Andrew L. Dabalen, and Bryan Christopher Land ; in collaboration with Michael Lewin, Aly Sanoh, Gregory Smith, and Anja Tolonen
Published Washington, DC : World Bank ; [France] : Agence Française de Développement, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 183 pages): color illustrations, color maps
Series Africa development forum
Africa development forum.
Summary This study focuses on the local and regional impact of large-scale gold mining in Africa in the context of a mineral boom in the region since 2000. It contributes to filling a gap in the literature on the welfare effects of mineral resources, which, until now, has concentrated more on the national or macroeconomic impacts. Economists have long been intrigued by the paradox that a rich endowment of natural resources may retard economic performance, particularly in the case of mineral-exporting developing countries. Studies of this phenomenon, known as the 'resource curse," examine the economy-wide consequences of mineral exports. Africa's resource boom has lifted growth, but has been less successful in improving people's welfare. Yet much of the focus in academic and policy circles has been on appropriate management of the macro-fiscal and governance risks that have historically undermined development outcomes. This study focuses instead on the fortune of local communities where resources are located. It aims to better inform public policy and corporate behavior on the welfare of communities in Africa in which the extraction of resources takes place
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on resource, viewed April 7, 2017
Subject Gold mines and mining -- Economic aspects -- Africa.
Gold mines and mining -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Mineral industries -- Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author Dabalen, Andrew, author
Land, Bryan C., author
Lewin, Michael, 1950- author
Sanoh, Aly, author
Smith, Gregory (Economist), author
Tolonen, Anja, author
Agence française de développement, publisher
World Bank, publisher
ISBN 1464808201 (electronic bk.)
9781464808203 (electronic bk.)