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Asian-driven Resource Booms in Africa: Rethinking the Impacts on Development

"Today’s resource boom in Africa, driven by Asian economic growth, offers new opportunities for resource-rich African countries. Contrary to the experience of previous booms, however, most mining profits now accrue to foreign companies, leaving lit…

The Effect of Social Capital on Households' Access to Microcredit in Cameroon in 2001 and 2007

The aim of this study is to identify the determinants of households’ access to microcredit in Cameroon; in particular the effect of social capital on their access to microcredit in 2001 and 2007. The study is based on data collected during the Camer…

Local Content in Practice: Improving the Participation of South Sudanese in the Petroleum Industry

Local content requirements promote national capacity, employment, economic diversification, and economic growth. Local content develops capacities that link the oil and gas sector to other industries. While over 80% of the oil and gas sector’s workf…

The Effect of Remittances on Sorghum Production

The large increase in remittances from migrants has generated optimism about the potential development benefits of these capital flows in rural communities where capital market failures are prevalent. This paper examines the causal effect of remitta…

Income Diversification and Household Welfare in Tanzania 2008-13

This paper uses three waves of Tanzanian National Panel Surveys (2008/09, 2010/11, and 2012/13) to construct a panel from 3,676 households that appear in at least two waves to explore the effect of income diversification on household welfare measure…

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