Mining industry, gold mines, resource management, corporate social responsibility (CSR) Mali
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Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2006: 4) 71 p.
In the last decade Mali has experienced a gold boom. Today Mali is Africa's third largest producer of gold and has one of the world's most gold-dependent economies. This study looks at how the advent of gold mining has affected Mali's economy and society, and examines the local impacts of two of the country's main gold mines, Sadiola and Morila. It finds that in recent years gold exports have contributed more than half of Mali's export revenue. Still, this income represents less than what the country receives in development aid or in remittances from Malians abroad. From the two mines of Sadiola and Morila, out of the revenue that does not accrue to the mining companies the Government of Mali receives around 90 percent, the workers some nine percent and local communities less than one percent. To the population of nearby villages the mines have provided jobs, income and better education services, but their establishment has also led to land expropriation, environmental degradation and social tensions. The companies that run the two mines have supported a number of development projects locally, but their management and selection of the projects have stirred controversy. The study also finds that gold mining only to a limited extent has spurred entrepreneurship or a diversification of the local economy.
Ingvild Aagedal Skage (2010) Master thesis. Bergen: Univ. of Bergen. Department of Comparative Politics 109 p.
Siri Lange (2007) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute 15 p. (Commissioned by the World Bank. Limited circulation.)
Kendra Dupuy (2014) in The Extractive Industries and Society vol. 1 no. 2 pp. 200-215
Siri Lange and Ivar Kolstad (2012) in Journal of African Business
Siri Lange (2006) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2006: 11) 54 p.
Social anthropologist focusing on development, with a particular emphasis on fishing communities and migration in West and Southern Africa.
Anthropologist focusing on health, gender, and political processes at the local level in East Africa
Partnership, policymaking, and conditionality in the gender field: The case of Tanzania
Siri Lange and Marit Tjomsland (2014)
When incentives work too well: Locally implemented Pay for Performance (P4P) and adverse sanctions towards home birth in Tanzania - a qualitative study
Victor Chimhutu, Ida Lindkvist and Siri Lange (2014)
Why don't clinicians adhere more consistently to the guidelines for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)?
Lange, S., A. Mwisongo, and O. Mæstad (2014)
Added costs. Added value? Evaluation of Norwegian support through and to umbrella and network organisations in civil society
Svend Erik Sørensen, Siri Lange, Lisbet Kontula, Gana Pati Ojha, Dampu N. Ndenzako (2014)
End review of FDC’s project to strengthen the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) in the Zambézia province, Mozambique
Siri Lange, Eugénio Salvador Chimbutane, Gaspar Sitefane (2014)