Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/190105
Authors: 
Roe, Alan
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2018/56
Abstract: 
In common with several other low-income African economies, in recent years Mozambique has seen a significant expansion of interest and investment in its long-established extractives industries. Huge new gas finds in particular have led to expectations that these industries will contribute very significantly to the country's future economic development and structural change. However, the policy challenges associated with capturing the benefits of extractives activity and avoiding the well-documented downsides are numerous, and they embrace a wide range of areas of government policy, including macroeconomic, fiscal sectoral, environmental, and community aspects. This paper examines a wide range of these policy areas, and it attempts to summarize what we know from international experience about different policy approaches and some aspects of good practice as well as pitfalls. The paper is not intended as a set of policy prescriptions for Mozambique, but rather as a mapping of approaches in a wide set of relevant and interconnected policy areas, all of which will need careful consideration by the authorities in the months and years ahead.
Subjects: 
Extractive industries
resource curse
policy coordination
institutional change
economic diversification
economic transformation
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-498-8
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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