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The U.S. Is Making a Mistake by Withdrawing from the EITI

Last month, the Trump Administration announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The decision was not wholly unexpected, especially since the Department of the Interior… 946 more words


Development Matters: Looking for Oil in Northern Nigeria

A few days ago I was rummaging through some national dailies. One of them, The Guardian of Nigeria, carried a very curious story on its front page. 1,148 more words

A few words about professor Rwengabo’s last report, or the Bayesian rectangle of reality

My editorial, from Amplepuis, France

I am in one of those moments when things to write about just pop up around me and I have trouble to pull it together coherently. 1,789 more words

A Very Brief History of the Democratic Republic of Congo

This year I’m using the DRC as a major case study in underdevelopment (it is last on the UN’s HDI rankings after all) – Here’s my (mainly cut and paste from Wikipedia) very brief history of the DRC – I’ll add in video links, general links, pictures and extracts from numerous books later…  1,667 more words

Global Development

Ten days and two culture nights--the intercultural learning journey

Before boarding the plane to Kenya, I was not thinking much about culture let alone the differences between Kenyan and Swiss culture. This changed gradually over the course of the summer academy, to the extent that on the way back most of the discussions with my fellow Swiss participants were about how we experienced the cultural differences and what we thought about them. 1,109 more words


Africa's Resource Curse

Below is a link to an excellent podcast from the BBC World Service. I have blogged on the resource curse before and the falls in commodity prices – oil and mining – over the last year have affected the sub-Saharan African countries that are dependent on their primary industries. 222 more words


DIP: Venuezuela knows it well

Oil, Volatility and Institutions: Cross-Country Evidence from Major Oil Producers

Authors: El-Anshasy A. (United Arab Emirates University)
Mohaddes 197 more words
Economics Papers