The continent of Africa is rich in minerals needed by Western economies, but rather than forming the basis for economic growth the mining industry contributes very little to African development
Investigating the impact of the 2003 Extractive Industries Review on a number of African countries, the contributors find that a key dimension of the problem lies in the regulatory frameworks imposed on the African countries by the IMF and World Bank.
They aim to convince academics, governments and industry that regulation needs to be reformed to create a mining industry favourable to social and economic development and environmental protection.
Bonnie Campbell is Professor of Political Economy at the department of Political Science at the University of Quebec in Montreal where she heads the Research Chair on Governance and Aid for Development. Her publications include Mining in Africa (Pluto, 2009).
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Fiscal Regime of Minerals and Mining Law of Ghana: Implications for National Economic Development and Poverty Reduction 2. The Contribution of the Guinean Bauxite-Aluminium Sector to the Challenges of Development and Poverty Reduction in Guinea 3. Poverty Reduction and the Protection of the Environment in Mali: Assessing the Renewal of the Role of the World Bank Group 4. Mining Development and Protection of the Environment in Madagascar. The Tolagnaro QMM Project in the Context of the Extractive Industries Review 5. Governance, Human Rights and the Mining Sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo Conclusion: What Development Model? What Governance Agenda? Index