From extractive to transformative industries: paths for linkages and diversification for resource-driven development

Ana Elizabeth Bastida (Lead / Corresponding author)

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    While conventional wisdom has placed the focus of the mining and oil and gas sectors on the fact of extraction, a prolific line of the debate on these industries is shifting towards the extent to which resources, as initial assets, can be transformed into broader-based development by promoting cross-sectoral linkages and diversification. This paper provides an overview of the Special Issue of Mineral Economics “Can Mining be a Catalyst for Diversifying Economies”, exploring trends and suggesting challenges for concepts and practice in these industries. It points to the Post-2015 Development Agenda as an opportunity of a transformational role for the mining industry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)73-87
    Number of pages15
    JournalMineral Economics
    Issue number2-3
    Early online date18 Nov 2014
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


    • Africa Mining Vision
    • mining
    • diversification
    • mining codes
    • resource-based development
    • Post-2015 Development Agenda.
    • Sustainable Development Goals
    • resource-driven development

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