Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/163068
Authors: 
Östensson, Olle
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2017/96
Abstract: 
Local content policies in the context of extractive industries have attracted increased interest in recent years. Most countries with a significant extractive industry have included local content requirements either in their legislation or exploitation contracts. Such efforts may be constrained by low capacity of potential suppliers, low skills, and a number of other factors constituting the general business environment. A number of extractive industry companies have introduced supplier development programmes that attempt to reduce the constraints and skill gaps. Government policies on local content vary, with some prescribing quantitative targets for local content, while others focus on improving skills and raising the capacity of domestic industry. Infrastructure built for extractive industries can often be used by local populations and other economic activities. Difficulties in finding suitable financing arrangements have, however, limited the number of successful greenfield multi-client/multi-user extractive industry-related infrastructure projects.
Subjects: 
extractive industries
local content
industrial policy
infrastructure
JEL: 
L5
L7
O2
Q3
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-320-2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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