Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2012 Gabriela Giselle Andrade
Today, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ranks extremely low in terms of development indicators even by regional standards. Poverty in the country is exacerbated by the DRC's long-embedded culture of political rent-seeking and corruption, which has historically shaped the government's involvement in the mining sector. By the 1990s, the government's mismanagement of the industrial mining sector led to its decreased productivity and near decline. At the same time, the artisanal mining sector has expanded, and now employs a large amount of the country’s poor. However, many issues remain related to the legal structure governing the artisanal mining sector and opportunities for artisanal miners to sell their products. This thesis explores the potential for transforming mining practices and market structures in the DRC to better promote development and poverty alleviation.
Andrade, Gabriela Giselle, "Mineral Resource Governance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Strategies for Development and Poverty Alleviation" (2012). CMC Senior Theses. 417.
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