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Media brief: Mining Indaba


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Next week the mining community will meet in Cape Town for the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba.

The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is doing considerable work on the role of extractives in Africa, and its global impact.

ECDPM looks at economic interests in the extractive sectors with development objectives to foster inclusive and sustainable growth. 

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GREAT insights: Extractive sector – African perspectives

The link between the extractive sector and development is a complex one which has commonly been addressed through two areas: the governance (or management) of extractive resources, and the link between the extractive sector with the economy. The international community has paid increasing attention to the governance dimension of natural resources.

What the extractive sector should focus on: shared value

As resource-rich countries continue to enjoy high growth rates, the time has come to think about what collaborative business relationships can finally do for inclusive and sustainable development.

What the extractive sector should focus on: partnerships

To achieve results that are truly sustainable and inclusive, it is imperative that the value is shared and created in an equitable manner. Created because the current model of mining economies, too often characterised by an enclave sector with little diversification simply does not work to foster broader transformation results.

ECDPM has a number of experts available on various issues related to mining and extractives:

Isabelle Ramdoo, deputy head of programme, economic transformation and trade.

Sebastian Große-Puppendahl, policy officer, economic transformation and trade.

To arrange for interviews or for more information, please contact ECDPM’s Communications Officer, Emily Barker on +32 (0)2 237 43 81 or +32 (0)474 12 34 73 or


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