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The politics of power and natural gas in Tanzania: How political settlement dynamics shapes deals in a ‘new oil’ country

Working paper 149 Download pdf Peter Bofin, Rasmus Hundsbæk Pedersen and Thabit Jacob While research suggests that the rise in global

Profile of a Research Associate – Farwa Sial

13 July 2020 In the second in our series of spotlights on Research Associates, we discover more about Farwa Sial

The impact of Covid-19 on oil and gas producers in developing countries
The impact of Covid-19 on oil and gas producers in developing countries

 12 June 2020Farwa Sial  The global oil industry is experiencing major shocks as the Covid-19 pandemic endures. The challenge to the

Resource nationalism: Enabler or spoiler of pockets of effectiveness in ‘new oil’ Tanzania’s petroleum sector?

Working paper 144 Download pdf Rasmus Pedersen, Thabit Jacob and Peter Bofin A great deal of attention has been paid

Competition, fragmentation and ‘resource factionalism’: The politics of governing oil and gas in Kenya

Working paper 140 Download pdf Matthew Tyce This paper explores how Kenya’s political settlement has shaped the governance of its

What drives successful economic diversification in resource-rich countries?

Working paper 139 Download pdf Addisu A. Lashitew, Michael L. Ross and Eric Werker The ‘resource curse’ is often understood

On Uganda’s 'long march' to first oil and the missing billions in the oil fund

    10 March 2020 Angelo Izama   Recently a government minister, Hon. David Bahati, claimed that money in early

The politics of governing oil after ‘best-practice’ reforms: Can ‘pockets of effectiveness’ survive within Uganda’s political settlement?

Working paper 128 Download pdf Sam Hickey Angelo Izama Uganda is frequently lauded for adopting a rules-based approach to oil

Universidad del Pacífico presenta libro 'Gobernanza de las industrias extractivas: política, historia, ideas'

8 July 2019 For all non-Spanish readers, this blog is about the launch of the Spanish version of the book, Governing

Five ESID books are open access and free to download

26 June 2019 With the recent publication of two new books, The Politics of Education in Developing Countries and Negotiating

Governing Extractive Industries book launches at Oxfam America

17 April 2019 Professor Anthony Bebbington Having somebody else explain to you what your book is about is both a

Spanish version of Governing Extractive Industries book out now

17 April 2019 Gobernanza de las industrias extractivas : política, historia, ideas Las ideas para el proyecto de investigación sobre

LIVE STREAMED EVENT – Anthony Bebbington speaks at Oxfam America on Extractive Industries, Inclusion, Rights and Climate

Political Settlements and Extractive Industries: Implications for Inclusion, Rights and Climate When: Thursday, 4 April, 2019 12 - 2pm Where:

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

The politics of local content legislation in Ghana

Working paper 104 Download pdf Ishmael Ayanoore The resurgence in local content reforms in most oil-rich Africa countries is broadly

An excerpt from Governing Extractive Industries – Resource Extraction and Inclusive Development

22 August 2018   This exciting new book is drawn from ESID research on natural resource governance  that began in 2012.

New journal article on the politics of Ghana's oil

17th July 2018 A new open access article by ESID researchers Giles Mohan, Kojo Asante and Abdul Gafaru Abdulai has

New book Governing Extractive Industries is available for open access!
New book Governing Extractive Industries is available for open access!

2 July 2018 Last week we launched a new book, Governing Extractive Industries, at the DSA Conference and now it's

Research on the political economy of Ghana's oil is published in New Political Economy Journal

27 March 2018  ESID Research on the politics of governing Ghana's oil has been published as an article, Party politics and

Is there a fiscal resource curse? Resource rents, fiscal capacity and political institutions

Working paper 96 Download pdf Tania Masi, Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen While several studies have focused on the effect

EVENT – Paul Mosley – How can fiscal policy and politics help us escape the natural resource curse?

Prof Eric Werker

Role Eric Werker is Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser