Natural Riches? Perspectives on Responsible Natural Resource Management in Conflict-affected Countries
To meet growing global demand, natural resources are under increasing pressure. New sources have entered global markets – many of them in developing or emerging economies. Valuable resources such as oil, copper, tungsten, gold and timber can be found in many poor or fragile states, sometimes in very remote areas.
Because this is a collection of perspectives, this publication does not promote a one-size-fits-all approach for nations. Responsible natural resource management involves many parties and needs to reflect local circumstances. Through a collective effort, the report’s authors focus attention on the key areas where oversight and careful consideration are required to achieve optimal outcomes.