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Natural resources do not need to be a curse (part 2 – avoiding the resource curse)

Collier, Paul and Laroche, Caroline (2015) Natural resources do not need to be a curse (part 2 – avoiding the resource curse). International Growth Centre Blog (08 Jun 2015). Website.

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The resource curse is both real and harmful. With the wrong policies in place, natural resources have in many places turned into a curse instead of a blessing. In our previous blog post, we explained the origins of the resource curse and claimed that countries could avoid it by implementing the right policies. In this post, we present the very policies that governments need to implement to ensure natural resources do benefit Africa. For further reference, see Part 1 of our series on the natural resource curse.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 10:17
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 20:12

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