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Why haven’t we shaken off...

this curse? Economies specialising in the extractive industries tend to develop more slowly than others. War, political turmoil, corruption, and other hardships often flourish in resource-rich societies. For centuries, civilisation has faced this dilemma. As of late, plentiful theoretical and empirical analyses have led to increasingly targeted policy advice. Yet, one of the strongest and longest commodities booms in history has passed, once again, leaving behind disappointment for many.

We are here to spread new...

ideas and different views on how resource-rich societies can unlock maximum value from their natural resources. To reinvigorate the debate on the extractives and development. We talk with thinkers and practitioners and we share their ideas and expertise through short video interviews, free online. We have no editorial bias and seek only to extend access to knowledge and innovation. We are committed to analytical rigor. We believe in a clear and straightforward communications style.

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