Research Projects

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We understand ‘fiscal linkages’ in the mining sector as referring to the structure, dynamics and impact of various forms of taxation on revenue generation, investment incentives and business practices […]

Lady washing a rock at the mining location

The Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) sector has grown in geographical extent and economic importance globally, mainly as a result of mineral price increases. Important contributing factors to rise of ASM also include the decline of agricultural activities and other livelihood sources; the crises faced by state-led mining entities; the retrenchment of mining labour; and a wide-ranging economic recession […]

Guy fixing the the rim of a big machine tire

Resource nationalism is about advancing national ownership and control of natural resources for the benefit of citizens. One of the main mechanisms of increasing the benefit from oil, gas and mining is to encourage localization of productive linkages in the value chain. […]