Extractive Resources

 

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Managing Natural Resource Revenues: the Timor-Leste Petroleum Fund

Managing Natural Resource Revenues: the Timor-Leste Petroleum Fund

Source: Alastair McKechnie (ODI), 2013

Countries: Timor-Leste

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources

Added: 23/12/2013

 

This note describes the Timor-Leste Petroleum Fund and issues that have arisen in its implementation. This petroleum fund (PF) is considered by commentators and international financial institutions to be a good example of a sovereign wealth fund to manage petroleum resources in a fragile or post-conflict setting. The note contains...

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Conflict and Co-existence in the Extractive Industries

Conflict and Co-existence in the Extractive Industries

Source: Paul Stevens, Jaakko Kooroshy, Glada Lahn and Bernice Lee (Chatham House), 2013

Countries: Mozambique, Papua New Guinea

Topics: Cooperation, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 23/12/2013

 

The purpose of the report is to provide both host-country and company stakeholders in the extractives sector with a clearer understanding of the characteristics of the relationship between companies and host governments, and the factors that cause and influence disputes between them. The report re-examines the potential for and likelihood...

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Foreign Investment, Law and Sustainable Development: A Handbook on Agriculture and Extractive Industries

Foreign Investment, Law and Sustainable Development: A Handbook on Agriculture and Extractive Industries

Source: Lorenzo Cotula (IIED), 2013

Countries: Cambodia, Chad, El Salvador, Indonesia, Liberia, Mali, Peru, Philippines

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 23/12/2013

 

This handbook is about how to use law to make foreign investment work for sustainable development. It aims to provide a rigorous yet accessible analysis of the law regulating foreign investment in low and middle-income countries – what this law is, how it works, and how to use it most...

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Encouraging Peace-building Through Better Natural Resource Management

Encouraging Peace-building Through Better Natural Resource Management

Source: Oli Brown (Chatham House), 2013

Countries: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Syria

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 23/12/2013

 

Natural resources such as conflict diamonds and illegal timber are known to trigger and prolong armed violence. What is less discussed is the contribution that effective and accountable environmental and natural resource management (NRM) can make to peace-building. Countries emerging from conflict face a range of complex environmental and natural...

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A U.S. Asian-Pacific  Pivot Point: Burma’s  Natural Resources

A U.S. Asian-Pacific Pivot Point: Burma’s Natural Resources

Source: Kirk Talbott, John Waugh, and Douglas Batson (PRISM Vol. 4 No. 3 p.111), 2013

Countries: Burma, Myanmar

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance, Land

Added: 20/11/2013

 

Good governance, encompassing both business and human rights agendas, provides just the anchor that U.S. foreign policy needs to interface with, as opposed to intervene in, 'the new Burma.' This article argues for strengthening land tenure and community-based property rights and agreements for the equitable sharing of natural resources as a...

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Practice note 6: Natural Resource Governance in Conflict-Affected Contexts

Practice note 6: Natural Resource Governance in Conflict-Affected Contexts

Source: Holger Grundel (International Alert), 2010

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Topics: Conflict Causes, Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 10/11/2013

 

This practice note offers options for economic development planners and practitioners for promoting accountable and conflict-sensitive governance of natural resource wealth. The presence of significant natural resource endowments has been documented as contributing to the outbreak of conflict as different parties compete for control over resource-rich territory, fuelling conflict through...

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Linking Environment and Conflict Prevention: The Role of the United Nations.

Linking Environment and Conflict Prevention: The Role of the United Nations.

Source: Mason, S., A. Muller, A. Schnabel, R. Alluri, and C. Schmid (ETH Zurich and Swisspeace), 2008

Countries: Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jordan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Sudan

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources

Added: 10/11/2013

 

The relevance of how environmental factors influence violent conflicts tends to be either exaggerated or underestimated. Moreover, climate change and oil are often emphasized as the most important environmental conflict factors as they are presently high on international agendas. This report argues that different types of environment-related conflicts must be...

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Managing Natural Resource Wealth

Managing Natural Resource Wealth

Source: Jill Shankleman, 2006

Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Iraq, Liberia, Sudan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Peace and Security Operations

Added: 10/11/2013

 

This report analyzes the particular challenges of stabilization and reconstruction missions in countries rich in hydrocarbons and minerals and provides lessons learned from the recent experience of such countries as Iraq, Sudan, Angola, Liberia, and Afghanistan. It offers recommendations for the U.S. government and others involved in natural resource–rich countries...

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The Political Ecology of War: Natural Resources and Armed Conflicts

The Political Ecology of War: Natural Resources and Armed Conflicts

Source: Philippe Le Billion, 2001

Topics: Conflict Causes, Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources

Added: 10/11/2013

 

Throughout the 1990s, many armed groups have relied on revenues from natural resources such as oil, timber, or gems to substitute for dwindling Cold War sponsorship. Resources not only financed, but in some cases motivated conflicts, and shaped strategies of power based on the commercialisation of armed conflict and the...

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Trade, Aid and Security: An Agenda for Peace and Development

Trade, Aid and Security: An Agenda for Peace and Development

Source: Editors: Oli Brown, Mark Halle, Sonia Peña Moreno and Sebastian Winkler (IISD and IUCN), 2007

Countries: Afghanistan, Sudan

Topics: Conflict Prevention, Extractive Resources, Renewable Resources

Added: 10/11/2013

 

Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur. All resonate loudly on the international stage, exposing and illustrating the intractable links among global security, war and conflict, the control over natural resources—be they oil, water, timber or "conflict diamonds"—and the deployment of aid money and the manipulation of international trade policies. This volume, written by...

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