The Nordic Africa Institute

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Africa’s mineral economies breaking their dependence on mining

Working men in blue clothes and yellow hard hats

Diamond Core drilling at Katdoornkuil, Western Cape, South Africa. Photo credit: Media Club.

Date • 16 Oct 2018

The dependence of many African economies on a few mineral commodities exposes them to a number of risks, including economic instability, conflict and damaging environmental effects.

In this new policy note, economists George Adu and John Bosco Dramani, give advice on how to break the mineral dependence and promote economic diversification.

Africa’s mineral economies breaking their dependence on mining – Policy Note No 6, 2018external link, opens in new window