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The Narrative of Conflict Minerals: An Exploration of Sexual Gender-Based Violence and Socioeconomic Impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Narrative of Conflict Minerals: An Exploration of Sexual Gender-Based Violence and Socioeconomic Impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Source: Uppsala University, 2017

Author(s): Sara Engström

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Gender, Governance

Added: 24/06/2017

 

This thesis elaborates on a complex, multilayered gender perspective of mineral exports in the conflict of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The focus lies on the Dodd-Frank Act and its implications for sexual gender-based violence, both conflict and non-conflict related, as well as socioeconomic dimensions. The in-depth analysis...

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Suggested Amendments to the Afghan Mining Law: March 2017

Suggested Amendments to the Afghan Mining Law: March 2017

Source: Integrity Watch Afghanistan, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 18/06/2017

 

Mining should be a source of development and independence for the Afghan people, but is instead a major threat to security while providing little benefit. Urgent action is needed to reverse this pattern. A key concern is reforms to fix a number of serious weaknesses in the 2014 Mining Law...

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Overview of the Afghanistan Mining Sector: Accountability and Transparency

Overview of the Afghanistan Mining Sector: Accountability and Transparency

Source: Ohio Law, 2017

Countries: Afghanistan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 18/06/2017

 

Reports vary as to the value of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth because most of the country’s mines have not been fully explored, resulting in valuations based almost solely on superficial “reconnaissance” studies that do not determine the size and composition of the mine. Figures provided by the U.S. Geological Survey in...

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Building Peace with Conflict Diamonds? Merging Security and Development in Sierra Leone

Building Peace with Conflict Diamonds? Merging Security and Development in Sierra Leone

Source: Development and Change, 2009

Author(s): Philippe Le Billon and Estelle Levin

Countries: Sierra Leone

Topics: Extractive Resources, Livelihoods

Added: 18/06/2017

 

This article examines the merging of security and development agendas in primary commodity sectors, focusing on the case of peace-building reforms in Sierra Leone's diamond sector. Reformers frequently assume that reforming the diamond sector through industrializing alluvial diamond mining will reduce threats to security and development, thereby contributing to peace...

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Natural Resources, Decentralization, and Risk Sharing: Can Resource Booms Unify Nations?

Natural Resources, Decentralization, and Risk Sharing: Can Resource Booms Unify Nations?

Source: Journal of Development Economics, 2016

Author(s): Fidel Perez-Sebastiana and Ohad Raveh

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 18/06/2017

 

Previous studies imply that a positive regional fiscal shock, such as a resource boom, strengthens the desire for separation. In this paper we present a new and opposite perspective. We construct a model of endogenous fiscal decentralization that builds on two key notions: a trade-off between risk sharing and heterogeneity,...

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Oil and Democracy: Endogenous Natural Resources and the Political “Resource Curse”

Oil and Democracy: Endogenous Natural Resources and the Political “Resource Curse”

Source: International Organization Foundation, 2016

Author(s): Sarah M. Brooks and Marcus J. Kurtz

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 18/06/2017

 

By the end of the twentieth century, a scholarly consensus emerged around the idea that oil fuels authoritarianism and slow growth. The natural abundance once thought to be a blessing was unconditionally, and then later only conditionally, a curse for political and economic development. We re-examine the relationship between oil...

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Environmental Dispute Resolution in Indonesia

Environmental Dispute Resolution in Indonesia

Source: Open Access, 2010

Author(s): David Nicholson

Countries: Indonesia

Topics: Dispute Resolution/Mediation, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 14/06/2017

 

In the last two decades, Indonesia has seen a dramatic proliferation of environmental disputes in a variety of sectors, triggered by intensified deforestation and large scale mining operations in the resource rich outer islands, together with rapid industrialisation in the densely populated inner island of Java. Whilst the emergence of...

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The Socio-Economics of Artisanal Mining and Bushmeat Hunting around Protected Areas: Kahuzi–Biega National Park and Itombwe Nature Reserve, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

The Socio-Economics of Artisanal Mining and Bushmeat Hunting around Protected Areas: Kahuzi–Biega National Park and Itombwe Nature Reserve, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Source: Cambridge University Press, 2017

Author(s): Charlotte Spira, Andrew Kirkby, Deo Kujirakwinja, and Andrew J. Plumptre

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Extractive Resources, Livelihoods, Renewable Resources

Added: 05/06/2017

 

In the Democratic Republic of Congo artisanal and small-scale mining is estimated to provide a source of livelihood for 14–16% of the population, or 8–10 million people. In the eastern part of the country it is one of the main threats to large mammal species and their habitats, including forest...

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The Political Economy of Oil and Gas in Southeast Asia: Heading towards the Natural Resource Curse?

The Political Economy of Oil and Gas in Southeast Asia: Heading towards the Natural Resource Curse?

Source: The Pacific Review, 2010

Author(s): Benjamin K. Sovacool

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 02/06/2017

 

The notion of the resource curse suggests that countries with large caches of natural resources often perform worse in terms of economic growth, social devel-opment, and good governance than other countries with fewer resources. The theory posits that countries depending on oil or other extractive industries for their liveli-hood are...

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The Asian Drivers and the Resource Curse in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Potential Impacts of Rising Commodity Prices for Conflict and Governance in the DRC

The Asian Drivers and the Resource Curse in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Potential Impacts of Rising Commodity Prices for Conflict and Governance in the DRC

Source: The European Journal of Development Research, 2008

Author(s): Bruce Guenther

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources

Added: 01/06/2017

 

This paper builds on the growing literature on the political resource curse by highlighting the potential impacts of risitarianing global commodity prices on good governance and peace-building in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It confirms the existence of the connection between natural resource dependence, armed conflict and weak governance,...

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