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SARW appointment as Vice-chair of the ICGLR/DRC Forum National Committee

The reasons behind SARW’s appointment are amongst others the various activities conducted by the organisation since 2010 to tackle the illegal exploitation of natural resources in the Great Lakes Region, including the Alternative Summit held in Kinshasa in October 2010, on the margins of ICGLR Heads of State Special Summit.

Inglês

Memorandum of Congolese Civil Society Organizations operating in the area of natural resources on the mining code revision

Les Organisations de la société civile œuvrant dans le secteur des ressources naturelles en RDC prennent de nouveau l’initiative de vous adresser le présent mémorandum, afin d’inviter le Gouvernement à fixer l'opinion sur le processus de la révision du code minier.

Inglês

Memorandum des organisations Congolaises de la Societe civile oeuvrant dans le secteur des ressources naturelles relatif au processus de la revision du code minier

Les Organisations de la société civile œuvrant dans le secteur des ressources naturelles en RDC prennent de nouveau l’initiative de vous adresser le présent mémorandum, afin d’inviter le Gouvernement à fixer l'opinion sur le processus de la révision du code minier.

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Measuring natural resources

Hypotheses about the resource curse hold that nat­ural resources have distinctive properties that hin­der development. A measure of natural resources should capture these properties and make it possi­ble place countries on a continuum from resource-poor to resource-rich. Arguably what is most dis­tinctive about the resources in question is that they derive from “natural” endowments that, because of their scarcity, can typically be sold for prices that far exceed the costs of extracting them.

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Introduction

Are sub-Saharan Africa’s abundant mineral and fuel resources undermining prospects for devel­opment in the region? An influential body of research asserts that natural resources curse the countries that possess them with a host of unde­sirable outcomes — from economic stagnation, to authoritarian rule, to violent conflict. Africa is no stranger to these maladies. With international commodity prices booming, its dependence on resource exports is unlikely to diminish anytime soon. Is Africa suffering from a resource curse?

Inglês

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