¿Cómo se portaron los indicadores sociales durante el súper ciclo de los commodities? ¿Es cierto que las actividades extractivas han generado beneficios a la gente en los territorios en donde la extracción toma lugar? ¿Pueden beneficiarse por igual todos los sectores de la población?
This case study discusses the diversification of Botswana’s economy away from mineral extraction. Revenues from the country’s vast diamond reserves are expected to decline rapidly in the 2020s, and while the government has pursued efforts to minimize resource dependence, results have been mixed. The study concludes with lessons learnt for other countries pursuing effective resource governance.
Power is needed to get to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s valuable mineral assets. Yet the country’s lack of energy infrastructure has been a key bottleneck for this energy-intensive industry. A partnership between the public utility and mining companies has the potential to greatly improve energy infrastructure and demonstrate the viability of private sector involvement. However, multiple challenges stand in the way.
This paper discusses challenges and approaches in managing resource revenues at the subnational level. Subnational resource-rich governments face distinct challenges in managing revenues from volatile, exhaustible resources.
Revenue Watch Institute deputy director Antoine Heuty spoke about mineral wealth in the Maghreb at a seminar in Barcelona on 30 November 2012, sponsored by the Barcelona Center for International Affairs. The two-day event focused on economic governance of natural resources in the Middle East.
In order for Russia to create a more diversified and stable economy, the government must change how it manages the enormous profits it earns from oil and gas—money that accounts for a quarter of Russia's GDP, half of the federal budget revenues and three-quarters of all exports.