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BookMining for Change: Natural Resources and Industry in Africa
This book is not yet published, expected in January 2020. When published this book will be available open access...Mining Industrial policy Extractive industries
Working PaperUnderstanding the implications of the boom-bust cycle of global copper prices for natural resources, structural change, and industrial development in Zambia
This paper is about understanding the cycle of global copper price booms and busts over Zambia’s economic history. We explore how the mining industry has been managed, and wider economic management during boom periods...Copper prices Economic management Fiscal
Working PaperOptimal local content for extractive industries: How can policies best create benefits for Tanzania?
Tanzania is rich with natural resources, which have significant potential to contribute to the country’s economic development...Extractive industries Local content Mining
From the book: Extractive IndustriesMining Extractive industries Climate change
Book ChapterHow do we legislate for improved community development?
From the book: Extractive IndustriesCommunity development agreement Mining Mining law
Book ChapterApproaches to supporting local and community development: Brazil and the Vale SA model of corporate interaction
From the book: Extractive IndustriesPublic-private social partnership Territorial development Public policies
Book ChapterClimate change and the extractives sector
From the book: Extractive IndustriesExtractive industries Climate change Environment and climate
Book ChapterTowards contribution analysis
From the book: Extractive IndustriesContribution analysis Mining Sustainability
Book ChapterEnhancing sustainable development from oil, gas, and mining: From an 'all of government' approach to Partnerships for Development
From the book: Extractive IndustriesOil Mining Partnerships for Development
Book ChapterThe taxation of extractive industries: Mining
From the book: Extractive IndustriesMining Mining taxation Royalties
Book ChapterThe regulation of extractives: An overview
From the book: Extractive IndustriesRegulation Extractive industries Mining
Book ChapterThe macroeconomic management of natural resources
From the book: Extractive IndustriesMacro-Economic Management Mining Natural resource management
Book ChapterMining's contribution to low- and middle-income economies
From the book: Extractive IndustriesMining Development Tax revenue
Book ChapterExtractives for development: Introduction and ten main messages
From the book: Extractive IndustriesOil and gas Resource revenues Mining
BookExtractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...Resource revenues Climate change Mining
Working PaperNatural resources, structural change, and industrial development: Local content in Zambia—a faltering experience?
This paper traces the role of local content in Zambia’s mining sector in supporting industrialization and economic diversification...Industrialization Local content Economic linkages