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Four decades of support for artisanal and small-scale mining in sub-Saharan Africa: A critical review

Hilson, GM and McQuilken, JT (2014) Four decades of support for artisanal and small-scale mining in sub-Saharan Africa: A critical review The Extractive Industries and Society, 1 (1). pp. 104-118.

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Abstract

This review reflects critically on why, despite its growing economic importance, artisanal and small-scale (ASM) - low-tech, labour-intensive mineral extraction and processing - occupies such a peripheral position on the economic development agenda of sub-Saharan Africa. A poor understanding of the sector's role in the region's liberalized economies has certainly contributed to this oversight; as has the strong influence, at the policymaking level, of unfounded ideas and generalizations about the sector's activities. After providing a brief overview of ASM in sub-Saharan Africa, the paper explores why the sector has yet to make a mark on the region's local economic development agenda and feature prominently in its poverty alleviation strategies.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
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AuthorsEmailORCID
Hilson, GMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
McQuilken, JTUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : March 2014
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.exis.2014.01.002
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Additional Information : © 2014, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 06 May 2015 09:55
Last Modified : 01 Sep 2015 01:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/807430

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