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Guyana Gold: A Unique Resource Curse?

Hilson, GM and Laing, T (2016) Guyana Gold: A Unique Resource Curse? Journal of Development Studies.

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Abstract

This article offers explanations for the underwhelming economic performance of Guyana, a country heavily dependent on the revenue generated from gold mining. Here, government intervention has spawned a gold mining sector which today is comprised exclusively of local small and medium-scale operators. But whilst this rather unique model appears to be the ideal blueprint for facilitating local development, the country seems to be experiencing many of the same setbacks that have beset scores of other resource-rich developing world economies. Unless these problems are anticipated, properly diagnosed and appropriately tackled, a resource curse-type outcome is inevitable, irrespective of the context.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : subj_Sustainability
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Hilson, GMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Laing, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 December 2016
Funders : British Academy
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2016.1160066
Grant Title : Carbon Reduction and Forest-Based Livelihoods: A critical Overview of the REDD-Mining Debate in Guyana
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:30
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 15:30
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/810818

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