Mining and development – macro-perspectives

In recent years investments in large-scale mining have led to spectacular growth (an average growth of 6 percent per year since 2003). More particularly, industrial production of copper and cobalt in Katanga province is now again at unprecedented levels. But also in the eastern provinces, large-scale industrial production has started up (again). Yet the question is whether this economic growth has led to broader socio-economic development and improved wellbeing for the population…. Em. prof. Stefaan Marysse discusses this issue in his recent articles and in an interview you can read here. Read also the latest EITI report here.

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