Governing Natural Resources for Africa’s Development
Published May 13, 2014
The Canadian International Development Report (CIDR) is The North-South Institute’s flagship publication. The report contains policy briefs by leading experts on pressing issues in international development. These briefs offer lucid insight to assist decision makers in Canada.
In 2013, the focus of the CIDR was on the governance of natural resources in Africa. Each contribution, while dealing with the same general topic, approaches the subject from a different angle. The issue of financing is a prominent theme that runs through the briefs: the rise of the BRIC countries, in particular China, has opened up new means of foreign investment. However, the briefs also acknowledge the changes taking place from within the continent, including the the post-2009 shift towards African agency.
Extractive Sector Regulations and Policy in Africa: Old Practices and New Models for Change, by Chris W. J. Roberts.
Canada and Africa’s Natural Resources: Key Features 2013, by Aniket Bhushan.