Natural resources management, particularly in the extractives industry, can make a meaningful contribution to a country’s economic growth when it leads to linkages to the broader economy. To…

Gözde Isik |

As countries look to domestic resources to help meet the ambitious development agenda laid out in 2015, there is value in looking at international experiences where mineral wealth has become a…

Patricio V. Marquez, Melanie Walker |

With oil in Niger and Uganda, natural gas in Mozambique and Tanzania, iron ore in Guinea and Sierra Leone―African countries are increasingly finding rich new deposits of oil, gas, or minerals and…

Makhtar Diop |

Imagine you are a leader of an African country and your entire government budget for the year is $1.2 billion. That same year, an investor sells 51 percent of their stake in a huge iron ore mine…

Caroline Anstey |

Ten years ago, the World Bank and the government of Norway launched an ambitious project to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from a source few people thought much about. If you’ve…

Rachel Kyte |