Mining and Metals

Mining may boost economies, but what's the impact on locals?

Mineral ore is offloaded at the Freda Rebecca gold mine in Bindura town February 7, 2015. Mwana Africa's gold mine in Zimbabwe, Freda Rebecca, has asked the government to cut its electricity tariff by up to 28 percent because it says current rates are punitive, a company official said on Saturday. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS COMMODITIES ENERGY)

Mineral ore being offloaded at the Freda Rebecca gold mine. Image: REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Norman Loayza
Lead Economist, World Bank
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