A Primer to the Emerging Extractive Sector in Kenya: Resource Bliss, Dilemma or Curse


A Primer to the Emerging Extractive Sector in Kenya: Resource Bliss, Dilemma or Curse    File Size: 1,977 kB Downloads: 5603
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12 August 2014

In any economy, the extractive sector (ES) consists mainly of oil, gas and mining activities. This is a sector with great potential to enhance an economy. Indeed, experience in countries such as Norway, Canada, Botswana and Ghana suggests that extractives can be effectively managed to contribute to sustainable economic growth. Experience, however, in other parts of the world including Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan, and the Central African Republic (CAR), suggest that extractives if not well managed can be a curse leading to conflict.


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