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Liquidation Of The TOR Debt: Why Securitization Is A Better Option Than Recovery Through Petroleum Prices

"The Legislative Alert argues the current system of levying taxes through fuel price to pay the Tema Oil Refinery Debt is seriously flawed. Not only is the process cumbersome and inefficient, but it also puts an unnecessary burden on consumers. The …

The Petroleum Sector Should Be Fully Deregulated And Depoliticized In The National Interest

"For more than a decade, a process to deregulate the domestic petroleum sector remains uncompleted. This is because successive Governments have not been able to muster the necessary political courage to implement it fully. At best, the policy has be…

The Perils Of “A Guggisberg Economy”

"More than half a century after independence, the Ghanaian economy remains dependent on cocoa and gold for its survival. The country has failed to diversify the economy's production base all these years. In essence, the economy has retained its col…

The Case for Ghanaian International Tourism Industry

"The decline in the prices of the traditional exports of Ghana, especially gold, cocoa and forestry products highlights the need for greater diversity in the promotion of alternative exports. Stated simply, greater diversity is needed to reduce the …

Food Aid, Agriculture and the African Farmer: A Curate’s Egg?

"This occasional paper discusses the controversial issue of food aid which in the view of the World Bank and the World Food Programme is "an important and undervalued resource for development in Africa". The discussion, interestingly, includes the e…

Development Without Aid

"In this Occasional Paper, a distinguished scholar and diplomat, Frederick S. Arkhurst, has carried out a penetrating analysis and critique of foreign aid and its direct impact on development in the Third World. He concludes that development is poss…

State of Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa: Assessing Progress and Looking Ahead

"Since the 1990s the development–conservation paradigm in the Southern African region has shifted from an approach that emphasised centralised management and wildlife protection, to one that better incorporates socio-economic development and promote…

The Political Economy of Extractives in the Borderlands

The first contribution titled: Extractives in the Horn of Africa: Regional potential and challenges by Muhumuza Didas discusses government legitimacy, among others as a critical factor for the success of the extractive industry; the need for communa…

Improving the Performance of Natural Resource Taxation in Developing Countries

This paper focuses on the administrative challenges which is posed to developing countries, as a result of the increasing emphasis in fiscal regimes for natural resource extraction since the Second World War on income-based taxes, including both cor…

Releve de Conclusions de l'Atelier Technique de Renforcement des Capacites sur le Theme - Dialogue Interparts, Gouvernance des Ressources Naturelles et Transformation Socio Economique des Pays d’Afrique Centrale / Summary of Conclusions of the Technical W

The Technical Capacity Building Workshop on Inter-Party Dialogue, Governance of Natural Resources and Socio-Economic Transformation of Central African Countries was held from 14 to 15 November 2016 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, under the Chairm…

Natural Resource Governance in Africa No.2 Land Use

This infographic is part of a series on natural resource governance in Africa. The data in this edition no.2 is on land use. This visual representation, depicts statistical data about food security and several aspects connected to that. It commenc…

The West African El Dorado: Mapping the Illicit Trade of Gold in Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso

The analyses in this report maps the enforcement and governance challenges, as well as vulnerabilities posed by the illicit trade of gold in West Africa and its impact on regional peace and stability. This report’s scope focuses on the artisanal gol…

Changement Climatique, Degradation Environnementale Et Quete D'Utilisation Des Resources Naturelles: Miracle ou Mirage? / Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and the Quest for the usage of Natural Resources: Miracle or Mirage?

Climate change requires an understanding of how it works to build effective management policies, since contemporary climatic variability has led to disruptions in natural ecosystems and social disorder. It is therefore necessary to revisit certain k…

2017 TANA Forum Report No Retreat, No Surrender

Various themes that link natural resource extraction and governance to violent conflict in Africa is explored in this background paper, which not only captures the state of practice in natural resource governance from the vantage point of various ke…

Managing Natural Resources for Growth and Prosperity in Low Income Countries

This paper analyzed the economic impact of natural resources on low-income countries and the policy options available to them as recommended by academia and international organizations. It was concluded that traditional policy prescriptions are unre…

Policies for Managing Natural Resources in Low Income Countries

The specific example of the South Sudan is used in this paper in order to examine the conditions in poor developing countries such as political instability, limited financial and physical infrastructure, low human resources and failing institutions.…

Africa’s Natural Resources and Geopolitical Realities

For its 6th edition, the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, focused on the theme of Natural Resource Governance in Africa. One of the forum session’s key discussion points sought to "understand and explain why the exploitation of these re…

D'une Exploitation Massive du Poisson à une lutte contre la Raréfaction de la Ressource dans la vallée du fleuve Sénégal, des années 50 à nos jours

[English title : From a massive exploitation of fish to a fight against the scarcity of the resource in the valley of the river Senegal, from the 50's until present.] Today, the scarcity of marine and river resources is a problem that is hitting th…

Resource Extraction and Violent Extremism in Africa

Abundant natural resources, swathes of unprotected territory and porous borders make resource extraction an attractive source of wealth for opportunistic extremist groups in Africa – most notably al-Shabaab, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and t…

Integrated Community- and Ecosystem-based Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation

Global climate change is an unprecedented threat in human history; one that will unfold over a long timescale, unevenly, in a non-linear fashion,and unpredictably. In response there is increasing focus on programming and policies that promote transf…

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