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Prof Sam Hickey on The UN Global Dispatches Podcast – How countries can avoid the resource curse

12 February 2018
Our Research Director, Professor Sam Hickey, is this week featured on The UN Global Dispatches Podcast. He talks about groundbreaking ESID research on how governments might avoid the resource curse – the negative consequences that befall a country when it discovers a valuable resource, like oil.
Sam discusses ESID’s research into how governments in Africa are approaching their oil sectors. This includes the fascinating study into the surprising differences in how recently discovered oil has been governed in competitive clientelist Ghana and more authoritarian Uganda.