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Palgrave Macmillan

Modes of Governance and Revenue Flows in African Mining

ISBN 9781137345967
Publication Date November 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series International Political Economy Series

Increased investment in the mining sector in Africa is often presented as a key strategy to leverage growth and development on the continent. It has been described as a "motor for growth", which will contribute to poverty reduction. Massive investment has taken place, but the results in crucial areas such as sustainable economic and social development have been extremely disappointing. These outcomes are most frequently attributed to dysfunctional internal governance processes, mismanagement and corruption. Much attention has been given in recent years to the issue of "the poor resource governance" in mineral rich countries. In this volume, academics, policy-makers and practitioners from Africa and beyond aim to achieve a better understanding of these issues by proposing a renewal of approaches. Discussing the cases of Ghana, Mali and the Democratic Republic of the Congo they explore new ways of thinking about issues concerning governance and revenue flows.

Bonnie Campbell is a Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Political Science at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada where she is Director of the Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en développement international et société (CIRDIS) and also the Director of the Research Group on Mining Activities in Africa (Groupe de recherche sur les activités minières en Afrique).

Introduction; Bonnie Campbell
1. An Overview of Revenue Flows from the Mining Sector: Impacts, Debates and Policy Recommendations; John Jacobs
2. Regulatory Framework Review and Mining Regime Reform in Mali: Degrees of Rupture and Continuity; Saël Gagné-Ouellet
3. Constraints to Maximization of Net National Retained Earnings from the Mining Sector: Challenges for National Economic Development and Poverty Reduction in Sub Saharan Africa as illustrated by Ghana; Thomas M. Akabzaa
4. Artisanal Mining in Ghana: Institutional Arrangements, Resource Flows, and Poverty Alleviation; Gavin Hilson and Godfried Okoh
5. Tracing Revenue Flows, Governance and the Challenges of Poverty Reduction in the Democratic Republic of Congo`s Artisanal Mining Sector; Didier de Failly S.J., Zacharie Bulakali Ntakobajira and Lucien Bahimba Shonja
Conclusion; Bonnie Campbell

Thomas Mba Akabzaa, University of Ghana, Ghana
Bonnie Campbell, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
Didier de Failly, Bureau d'Etudes Scientifiques et Techniques, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Saël Gagné-Ouellet, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
Gavin Hilson, University of Surrey, UK
John Jacobs, Carleton University, Canada
Zacharie Bulakali Ntakobajira, Bureau d'Etudes Scientifiques et Techniques, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Godfried Okoh, Ghana Revenue Service, Ghana
Lucien Bahimba Shonja, Bureau d'Etudes Scientifiques et Techniques, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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"This book offers a richly detailed and timely analysis of contemporary debates about mineral governance and revenue flows in
Africa. [...] Its incisive analysis of power and institutions in the mining sector make this a highly momentous contribution that will be appealing, interesting and useful for many readers for years to come." - Samuel J. Spiegel, The Extractive Industries and Society
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