Value distribution
Taking a first step towards a better redistribution of value

Taking a first step towards a better redistribution of value

3.5 billion people live in resource-rich countries and the majority of them remain in poverty. Natural resources contribute substantially to a country’s wealth but many problems remain to be solved: corruption, inequality and underdevelopment. Since the independence of Papua New Guinea in 1975, 18 billion Kina (more than 5.5 billion US dollar) have been generated […]

#CSVContest | Natural resources: How to assure a fairer distribution of value?

#CSVContest | Natural resources: How to assure a fairer distribution of value?

From Africa to Asia to South America, there are countless examples of states being caught up in what Richard Auty (1993) described as the ‘resource curse’. As the Angolan example demonstrates, natural resources abundance does not necessarily benefit the society as a whole. For decades, rentier states have managed to maintain some kind of social order through […]

Towards a more equal distribution of value? A look into the extractive industry in Africa

Towards a more equal distribution of value? A look into the extractive industry in Africa

The benefits that local populations receive from mining profits are extremely varied. Driven to act by international pressure, several states have turned to a more equal redistribution of that revenue, calling on external experts to help them transition to this new model. If places such as Alaska or Norway have led the way in making […]