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Moving to the diversification of the Gabonese economy
Korea Development Institute 2012
The purpose of this study on Moving to the Diversification of the Gabonese Economy is to help design industrial policies that are geared towards economic growth and poverty reduction in Gabon. This study examines economic and institut...
Cyclicality of fiscal behavior in developing oil-producing countries: an empirical review
N. Erbil / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2011
Oil price volatility has increased in recent years, where these large, unpredictable swings have a major impact on fiscal balances in developing oil-producing economies. This paper examines the cyclicality of fiscal behaviour in 28 de...
Resource rents, political institutions and economic growth
I. Elbadawi; R. Soto / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2012
The curse associated with oil and other point-source rents is real, though contemporary literature suggests that it is not inevitable. This paper contributes to the empirical literature on oil and other point-source resource curse, bu...
Financing readiness: insights from the Amazon Fund and Congo Basin Forest Funds' efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation
C. Watson; S. Nakhooda / Overseas Development Institute 2014
Finance to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest conservation, sustainable management of forests and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) has been innovatively structured to support ‘readi...
Chinese Resources-For-Infrastructure (R4I) swaps: an escape from the resource curse?
P. Konijn / South African Institute of International Affairs 2014
An R4I swap involves the exchange of natural resources for infrastructure. The revenues from the export of natural resources such as oil or copper are used as collateral for a loan to finance infrastructure development. R4I swaps were...
Enhancing the governance of Africa’s oil sector
D. Yates / South African Institute of International Affairs 2009
Empirical studies have shown that oil-dependent countries are more likely to suffer from civil wars motivated by ‘grievances’ or ‘greed’ — and this is particularly true for states in sub-Saharan Africa. ...
To Bélinga or not to Bélinga? China’s evolving engagement in Gabon’s mining sector
R. Dittgen / South African Institute of International Affairs 2011
Gabon's recent ambition to reduce its dependency on oil revenue by diversifying its economy coincides with China's growing investment in resource-rich African countries. Within the wide range of Sino–Gabonese co-operation, the m...
China and Gabon: A Growing Resource Partnership
A.C. Alves / South African Institute of International Affairs 2008
China’s relationship with resource-rich countries, especially Sudan and Angola, is well covered by the media and scholars. But other significant Chinese trade partners in Africa like Gabon – a key exporter of energy and mine...
Africa Adaptation Programme knowledge management needs survey report 2012
A. Egan 2012
This report is a broad assessment of the knowledge needs of the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) countries. It hopes to help these countries capture, share and capitalise on the wealth of climate- and development-related knowledge av...
Lessons from REDD+ readiness implementation experience in the Republic of Congo: getting ready for REDD+ under uncertain, national circumstances
P. Mbile / Congo Basin Forest Fund 2012
This report presents lessons learned from readiness activities in the Republic of Congo towards reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of f...
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