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A Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Fraud and Improving: Contribution of the Diamond Industry to Local Communities in the Central African Republic

A Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Fraud and Improving: Contribution of the Diamond Industry to Local Communities in the Central African Republic

Source: The World Bank, 2010

Author(s): Brigitte Bocoum,

Countries: CAR

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods

Added: 04/08/2014

 

This report is the fourth in a series commissioned by the World Bank with the objective of supporting the government of the Central African Republic in its efforts to reduce fraud and improve the economic contribution of the mining industry—in particular, the diamond industry—to the national and local economies. The...

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Risks and Opportunities from Natural Resources and the Environment for Peacebuilding in the Central African Republic

Risks and Opportunities from Natural Resources and the Environment for Peacebuilding in the Central African Republic

Source: UNEP, 2009

Author(s): David Jensen, Mark Halle & Matti Lehtonen

Countries: CAR

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Peace and Security Operations, Renewable Resources

Added: 04/08/2014

 

The Central African Republic (CAR) became the fourth agenda country of the United Nations.   Peacebuilding Commission in June 2008. The strategic framework for peace consolidation in CAR, in line with the priorities of the CAR Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper 2008–2010 (PRSP), focuses on the three pillars of security, governance, and regional...

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Environmental Conflict and the Politics of Oil in the Oil-Bearing Areas of Nigeria’s Niger Delta

Environmental Conflict and the Politics of Oil in the Oil-Bearing Areas of Nigeria’s Niger Delta

Source: Peace & Conflict Review, 2010

Author(s): Abosede Babatunde

Countries: Nigeria

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance

Added: 04/08/2014

 

Oil wealth enriches Nigeria, but it has not alleviated the poverty and deprivation in the oil-bearing areas of the Niger Delta. Oil-bearing areas have been exposed to ecological risks that have culminated in the violence characterizing the region. Literature has highlighted the consequences of oil exploitation, such as social tension...

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Mitigating Conflicts Related to Natural Resources: The Impact of Wealth Sharing in the Case of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan

Mitigating Conflicts Related to Natural Resources: The Impact of Wealth Sharing in the Case of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan

Source: ECPR Graduate Student Conference 2012, 2012

Author(s): Andreas Graf

Countries: South Sudan, Sudan

Topics: Extractive Resources, Peace Agreements

Added: 04/08/2014

 

Quarrels over high-value natural resources such as oil, gas or diamonds are seen as having contributed to causing violence or exacerbating hostilities in many intra-state conflicts. Under these circumstances, wealth sharing arrangements, readdressing the way in which natural resources are managed and shared among the different parties are pivotal in...

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Natural Resources and Ethnic Exclusion in Bolivia: A Disaggregated Conflict Analysis

Natural Resources and Ethnic Exclusion in Bolivia: A Disaggregated Conflict Analysis

Source: EPSA 2013 Annual General Conference Paper 284 , 2013

Author(s): Annegret Mähler & Jan Pierskalla

Countries: Bolivia

Topics: Extractive Resources, Land

Added: 04/08/2014

 

How do natural resources and ethnic exclusion interact to incite or mitigate domestic conflict? The impact of natural resources and ethnicity on conflict dynamics has mostly been studied separately within cross-country analyses. This paper in contrast engages in an empirical analysis of the joint effects of mineral resources and ethnic...

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A Closer Look at Oil, Diamonds, and Civil War

A Closer Look at Oil, Diamonds, and Civil War

Source: Annual Review of Political Science, 2006

Author(s): Michael Ross

Topics: Extractive Resources, Programming

Added: 04/08/2014

 

Studies of natural resource wealth and civil war have been hampered by measurement error, endogeneity, lack of robustness, and uncertainty about causal mechanisms. This paper develops new measures and new tests to address these problems. It has four main findings. First, the likelihood of civil war in countries that produce...

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Oil, Profits, and Peace: Does Business Have a Role in Peacemaking?

Oil, Profits, and Peace: Does Business Have a Role in Peacemaking?

Source: United States Institute of Peace, 2007

Author(s): Jill Shankleman

Countries: Angola, Azerbaijan, Sudan

Topics: Extractive Resources

Added: 04/08/2014

 

An evenhanded and insightful picture of the obstacles, fiscal incentives, and growing potential for Western oil companies to ameliorate or even prevent conflict in the areas where they operate.

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The United Nations and Environmental Security: Recommendations for the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change

The United Nations and Environmental Security: Recommendations for the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change

Source: ECSP Report, 2004

Author(s): Michael Renner and Hilary French

Topics: Extractive Resources, Governance, Renewable Resources

Added: 04/08/2014

 

Calling this post-Iraq moment “no less decisive than 1945 itself,” in 2003 UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan convened a High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change to improve how the United Nations prevents and removes threats to peace. Eminent world citizens like Brent Scowcroft, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Sadako Ogata, and Nafis...

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Natural Resources, Conflict and Growth: Uncovering the Transmission Mechanism

Natural Resources, Conflict and Growth: Uncovering the Transmission Mechanism

Source: Asia and Economic and Financial Review, 2014

Author(s): Shahida Wizarat

Topics: Extractive Resources

Added: 04/08/2014

 

Using panel data and GMM estimators for the developed countries (DCs) and the less developed countries (LDCs) we find a positive and significant impact of conflict on DC GDP and a negative and significant impact on LDC GDP during the period 1980-2009. Our result on conflict is robust irrespective of...

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The Road to the Two Sudans

The Road to the Two Sudans

Source: Cambridge Scholars, 2014

Author(s): Souad T. Ali, Stephanie Beswick, Richard Lobban, Jay Spaulding

Countries: South Sudan, Sudan

Topics: Economic Recovery , Extractive Resources, Governance, Livelihoods, Programming

Added: 21/07/2014

 

One chapter of this volume, by Sam L. Laki, titled “The Role of Oil in the Sudanese Civil War,” explores the impact of the discovery of oil in Sudan. Laki, a professor of resource economics at the International Center for Water Resources Management, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, who earned...

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