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Why is there a Large-Scale Mining ‘Bias’ in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Hilson, Gavin (2018) Why is there a Large-Scale Mining ‘Bias’ in Sub-Saharan Africa? Land Use Policy.

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This paper reflects critically on the state of mining sector-led development in sub-Saharan Africa. It argues that in most countries in the region, policies are ‘biased’ in favour of large-scale extraction. World Bank officials have long maintained that, in sub-Saharan Africa, the large-scale mines financed and operated by foreign multinationals could become ‘growth poles’ which stimulate marked economic development. For this to happen, however, radically different policy approaches will be needed – changes which, up until now, the region’s governments have shown little interest in making.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
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Date : 7 July 2018
DOI : 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.02.013
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Uncontrolled Keywords : Mining; Large-scale mining ‘bias’; Sub-Saharan Africa; Multinational; Local economic development
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 06 Jun 2017 15:08
Last Modified : 08 Jul 2019 02:08

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