Research

Responding to the Commodity Bust: Downturns, Policies and Poverty in Extractive Sector Dependent Countries

  The decline in prices experienced by most extractive commodities since 2011 has strained the economy and public finances of most resource-dependent countries, with implications for poverty reduction. This paper […]

Extractive Industries and Poverty: A Review of Recent Findings and Linkage Mechanisms

This paper surveys 52 empirical studies on relationships between extractive industries and poverty, addressing both poverty impacts and possible linkage mechanisms. Distinguishing these studies by type of resource extraction, the […]