Africa Capacity Indicators 2013: Capacity Development For Natural Resource Management

Africa Capacity Indicators 2013: Capacity Development For Natural Resource Management

This report focuses on natural resource management in Africa and links this discussion with state fragility, agricultural transformation and food security.

The third in a series of annual reports, its focus is what African countries need to do individually and collectively to achieve effective management and good governance of the continent's vast natural resource wealth. The discussion covers both renewable and non-renewable endowments, with specific focus on forests, land, water, solid minerals, and petroleum resources. The report offers analysis of the critical perspectives and contemporary academic and policy debates on the natural resource value chain, including emerging issues such as climate change and green economy. Pragmatic approaches based on original problem solving in different contexts are also presented in each chapter of the Report. Particular attention is given to issues of capacity development and policy choices for “green growth.

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