Ramdoo, I. 2015. Resource-based industrialisation in Africa: Optimising linkages and value chains in the extractive sector. (Discussion Paper 179). Maastricht: ECDPM.
For resource-based industrialisation to succeed, countries and regions need to optimise the different forms of linkages –fiscal, production and consumption ones– within and outside of the extractive sector.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to address the challenges that resource-rich nations face when it comes to optimising their extractive-industry. It requires policy to be implemented step-by-step. There needs to be collective responsibility and efforts at the national, regional and global level. Leadership from the private sector is also vital.
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