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20 Dec 2013
Diversification spreads risk as countries expand into new export sectors, but does diversification also improve institutions and address the resource curse? Diversification strategies were top of the agenda at the UNIDO General Conference in December.
30 Oct 2013
Rich in diamonds, yet abundant in poverty, Mathias de Alencastro looks at Angola's state-building efforts in the diamond-rich province of Luanda.
9 Jan 2012
Policies for diversification should focus on international regulation that affects elite incentives, rather than on domestic industrial policy in countries where the economy is in the hands of a few, concludes researchers.
8 Sep 2009 | International conference:
The discovery of oil or mineral resources has been associated with devastating political conflict and economic setbacks insted of sustainable economic growth and poverty alleviation. The Oslo conference is aimed at eliciting lessons learned from recent efforts to improve the management of natural resources in developing countries.