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Natural resources do not need to be a curse (part 1 – explaining the resource curse)

Collier, Paul and Laroche, Caroline (2015) Natural resources do not need to be a curse (part 1 – explaining the resource curse). International Growth Centre Blog (26 May 2015). Website.

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Looking at the fate of several resource-rich sub-Saharan African nations, it’s easy to see that an abundance of natural resources can be a real curse, and many blame natural resources for the poor economic outcomes of many sub-Saharan African countries. We, on the other hand, think natural resources can and should act as the backbone of growth on the continent. Below, we explain where the resource curse comes from and show that it can be avoided

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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 > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 10:23
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:15

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