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Oil, Gas, and Mining : A Sourcebook for Understanding the Extractive Industries - (Paperback)

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This new sourcebook admirably illuminates the spectrum of integrated policy interventions necessary to transform natural resource wealth into sustainable development, ranging from the allocation of resource extraction rights to the use and distribution of revenues. It recognizes and emphasizes the importance of the political and institutional context. The sourcebook ably breaks down the implications of the type of natural resource, describes the organization of the industry, and provides illustrative examples and useful citations from the literature. How individual governments, companies, and the world as a whole approach the management and governance of mineral and energy resources will be important in determining the success or failure of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Given the breadth of the SDGs and the targets therein, as well as the myriad challenges of natural resource governance, the new sourcebook and the community of researchers and practitioners that continues to grow around it will help to shed light on the path ahead.
Oil, Gas and Mining: A Sourcebook for Understanding the Extractive Industries provides developing countries with a technical understanding and practical options around oil, gas, and mining sector development issues. A central premise of the Sourcebook is that good technical knowledge can better inform political, economic and social choices with respect to sector development and the related risks and opportunities. The guidance provided by the Sourcebook assumes a broad set of overarching principles, all centered on good governance and directed at achieving positive and broadly-based sustainable development outcomes. Oil, Gas and Mining is rich in presenting options to challenges, on the understanding that contexts and needs vary; and there is much to be gained from appreciating the lessons learned from a broad set of experiences. The Sourcebook is intended for use by senior government officials, decision makers, domestic and international technical specialists, civil society and individuals alike. It has been developed through a partnership of universities, industry and civil society organizations, and the World Bank. The Sourcebook is also available in a constantly evolving online version at www.eisourcebook.org
Number of Pages: 298
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Industries / Energy Industries
Format: Paperback
Publisher: World Bank
Author: Peter D. Cameron & Michael C. Stanley
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2017
TCIN: 16156612
UPC: 9780821396582
Item Number (DPCI): 247-25-3493
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