Challenges in measuring the local and regional contributions of mining: Lessons from case studies in Rwanda, Zambia, and Ghana

Julia Horsley, Shabbir Ahmad, Matthew Tonts

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the challenges in quantifying the local and regional contributions of mining sector development across time and space. One of several ways to analyze drivers of inclusive approach is to analyze artisanal and small-scale mining sector case studies. Quantitative methods can be used for benchmarking local performance of mining companies and supply chain actors. National systems of innovation, skills development, production, employment, and income linkages could lead to overcoming current limiting factors to linkages development. Increases in mining sector output is expected to stimulate other sectors of local and regional economies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAfrica's Mineral Fortune
Subtitle of host publicationThe Science and Politics of Mining and Sustainable Development
EditorsSaleem H. Ali, Kathryn Sturman, Nina Collins
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter7
Pages86-118
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9780429884597
ISBN (Print)9781138606920
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Horsley, J., Ahmad, S., & Tonts, M. (2018). Challenges in measuring the local and regional contributions of mining: Lessons from case studies in Rwanda, Zambia, and Ghana. In S. H. Ali, K. Sturman, & N. Collins (Eds.), Africa's Mineral Fortune: The Science and Politics of Mining and Sustainable Development (pp. 86-118). USA: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429467424