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dc.contributor.authorWitter, Sophie
dc.contributor.authorJakobsen, Maja
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T22:01:34Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T22:01:34Z
dc.date.issued2017-07
dc.identifierER4732
dc.identifier.citationWitter, S. & Jakobsen, M. (2017) Choices for spending government revenue: New African oil, gas, and mining economies. WIDER Working Paper 2017/150. Helsinki: United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER).
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.wider.unu.edu/publication/choices-spending-government-revenue
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/4732
dc.descriptionThis study has been prepared within the UNU-WIDER project on ‘Extractives for development (E4D)’, which is part of a larger project on ‘Macro-economic management (M-EM)’.
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines a broad range of opportunities for addressing the pressing human development needs of low-income countries by using new oil, gas, and mineral discoveries. It assesses how much of an impact can be made on the funding gaps for health and education by new oil and gas revenues, and what other uses of those revenues are likely to arise. The paper argues that there is a strong case for investing natural resources revenues in social sectors, as they provide an opportunity to help to close the financing gaps in the African countries examined. However, the paper also highlights that the political economy risks of this revenue stream are higher than for other types of revenues. Finally, it illustrates how a simple diagnostic framework can be used to help to guide social sector investment decisions in the light of new natural resources revenues.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication is based on research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which was released under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike International 4.0 terms (CC BY-SA 4.0). The findings and conclusions contained within are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
dc.publisherUnited Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research
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dc.subjectExtractives
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectFramework
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectRevenue
dc.subjectSocial Protection
dc.titleChoices for spending government revenue: New African oil, gas, and mining economies. WIDER Working Paper 2017/150
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