Elite capture and the development of natural resource linkages in Mozambique

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This chapter explores these broader processes from the perspective of linkage creation in Mozambique related to mega-projects in natural resource extraction and development from a political economy perspective. From a resource fairness perspective, linkage creation is essential as it allows for a more fair distribution of opportunities for local firms to gain from large-scale natural resource investments and for learning and spillover effects to other parts of the economy. In a longer term perspective, it is a potential key source of economic transformation towards higher value added activities and more and better local employment, therefore reducing dependence on resources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFairness and Justice in Natural Resource Politics
EditorsMelanie Pichler, Cornelia Staritz, Karin Küblböck, Christina Plank, Werner Raza, Fernando Ruiz Peyré
Number of pages17
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)9781138195950
ISBN (Electronic)9781315638058
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesRoutledge explorations in environmental studies

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