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dc.contributor.editorPage, John
dc.contributor.editorTarp, Finn
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:27:07Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:27:07Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/39885
dc.identifier46417*
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/35509
dc.description.abstractFor a growing number of countries in Africa the discovery and exploitation of natural resources is a great opportunity, but one accompanied by considerable risks. In Africa, countries dependent on oil, gas, and mining have tended to have weaker long-run growth, higher rates of poverty, and greater income inequality than less resource-abundant economies. In resource-producing economies, relative prices make it more difficult to diversify into activities outside of the resource sector, limiting structural change. Economic structure matters for at least two reasons. First, countries whose exports are highly concentrated are vulnerable to declining prices and volatility. Second, economic diversification matters for long-term growth. This book presents research undertaken to understand how better management of the revenues and opportunities associated with natural resources can accelerate diversification and structural change in Africa. It begins with chapters on managing the boom, the construction sector, and linking industry to the resource—three major issues that frame the question of how to use natural resources for structural change. It then reports the main research results for five countries—Ghana, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia. Each country study covers the same three themes—managing the boom, the construction sector, and linking industry to the resource. One message that clearly emerges is that good policy can make a difference. A concluding chapter sets out some ideas for policy change in each of the areas that guided the research, and then goes on to propose some ideas for widening the options for structural change.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCM Development economics & emerging economies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KN Industry & industrial studies::KNB Energy industries & utilities
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KN Industry & industrial studies::KNA Primary industries::KNAT Mining industry
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCN Environmental economics
dc.subject.otherAfrica
dc.subject.othernatural resources
dc.subject.otheroil
dc.subject.othergas
dc.subject.othermining
dc.subject.otherresource-abundant economies
dc.subject.othereconomic diversification
dc.subject.otherstructural change
dc.subject.otherlong-term growth
dc.titleMining for Change
dc.title.alternativeNatural Resources and Industry in Africa
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/oso/9780198851172.001.0001
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virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameOxford University Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://ukcatalogue.oup.com
oapen.relation.isFundedByUNU WIDER
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oapen.pages512
oapen.place.publicationOxford
dc.dateSubmitted2020-06-24T10:19:44Z
dc.relationisFundedByc9be6ad3-6692-452d-a1f3-a3e6c74f0fe2


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