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Minerals and Africa’s development: The International Study Group Report on Africa’s Mineral regimes

This report on Africa’s mineral development regimes was prepared by the International Study Group (ISG) established in 2007 by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). It analyses African mining from a number of complementary perspectives, driven by a search for new directions based on the African Mining Vision (AMV) which African leaders adopted in 2009. The processes which led to this Report started in 2007, at the peak of the expansion in global demand and rise in the prices of minerals and metals before the onset of the global financial and economic crisis in 2008. Even as the surge in demand and prices fuelled the best period of growth in Africa for thirty years, the developments also provoked re-elections about the experiences of two decades of continuous expansion of mining across Africa.

Additional Info

Author(s)
UNECA (UN Economic Commission or Africa)
Publication Year
2011
Language
English
Publishing Institution Webpage
https://www.uneca.org/
Data Source Classification
Program Report
Research Type
Both
Research Methodology
Primary - OBSERVATION, Secondary - PREVIOUS RESEARCH, Secondary - OFFICIAL STATISTICS, Primary - ANECDOTAL
Thematic Tags
Political, Formalization, Governance, Large-scale Mining, Economic, Export, Finance, Income, Social, Community, Employment, Health and Safety, Legal, Land Rights, Laws and Regulations, Licensing, Mineral Rights, Tax, Environmental, Degradation, Land, Pollution, Waste Management, Water
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Last Updated
October 5, 2019