Mining in Africa: Are Local Communities Better Off? (Africa Development Forum) by Punam Chuhan-Pole
English | Feb. 16, 2017 | ISBN: 1464808198 | 215 Pages | PDF | 7 MB
Africa s resource boom has lifted growth throughout the region, but it has been less successful in improving citizen s well-being and livelihoods. People living in Africa s resource-rich countries are 3 percent less literate, have shorter life expectancy by 4.5 years, and have higher rates of malnutrition among women and children. This slow pace of poverty reduction is frequently attributed to economic growth that is led by natural resources the so-called natural resource curse. Going beyond the aggregate impact, do communities living close to mining centers suffer from a resource curse as well?