The African Natural Resources Center (ANRC) has commissioned a series of case studies to bridge the knowledge gap in natural resources project-driven SME development, supply chain-based domestic linkages, extractives revenue management, public-private partnerships and fiscal policy formulation.

Negotiations capacity building support and training program

The ability of resource-rich countries to effectively steward the exploitation of natural resources, is hampered by their the ability to negotiate natural resource projects and represent the interests of current and future generations. The ANRC has created a tool to help governments systematically prepare for and conduct negotiations. The “Negotiations Capacity Building Support and Training Program” outlines the scope of support, which includes advocacy and a training course to guide decisions on mandates, team selection, strategy, tactics, project economics, markets and contracts management.

A step-by-step guide for local content policy formulation and implementation

Increasingly countries are looking for alternative ways to realize the value of natural resources wealth as quickly and as early in the project life cycle as possible. At the forefront of this drive is the push for local content policies aimed at linking natural resources projects to community, national and regional economies. This can result in higher employment, private sector growth through SMEs, increased manufacturing activities due to demand for goods and services, increased export trade and technology transfer. This local content roadmap guides decision makers in policy design and implementation through a series of standalone interventions, knowledge, skills and information. 

Land Tenure Regularization in Rwanda: Good practices in land reform

Land Tenure Regularization (LTR) in Africa has received much attention in recent years because of its presumed role in boosting the agricultural sector and reducing poverty. This report reviews the LTR process, assess the enabling policy and institutional frameworks and draw major lessons to inform land tenure regulation interventions in Rwanda.

Debswana Diamond Company and the Government of Botswana: An HIV/AIDS public-private partnership programme

This study examines Botswana's partnership with the De Beers Group, through the Debswana joint venture, in order to improve health service delivery and effectively contain the adverse effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It illustrates the potential to directly impact on human development outcomes by leveraging the human, financial and managerial resources capacity of mining companies.

Chile’s fiscal policy and mining revenue

Resource-rich countries like Chile face the dilemma of how to manage this source of revenues. This report analyzes Chile's fiscal policy implementation and mining revenue management, with an emphasis on the copper sector and its contribution to social development. The report focuses on the formal functioning of the rules and legal framework underpinning the policy.

Anglo Gold Ashanti Malaria and public-private partnership in Ghana’s health sector

The malaria control programme initiated by AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) in Ghana in 2006 aimed at delivering an efficient, cost-effective solution for containing malaria infections in the African countries where the company operates. The AngloGold Ashanti Malaria Control Programme is a study in corporate social responsibility in the fight against malaria, and its toll within communities where a company operates, and the viability of a business entity, including the broader safety of its staff.

This case study demonstrates strategic public-private partnerships between extractives companies and governments and their impact on human development through an initiative in Ghana's health sector. 

Anglo American Corporation’s Zimele Enterprise Program

The Anglo American Corporation of South Africa pioneered an innovative program of funds called Anglo Zimele. The The funds support aspirant entrepreneurs from historically disadvantaged communities in South Africa to develop small and medium enterprises (SME) by using Anglo American's sector expertise and procurement muscle as a catalyst for achieving wider, socially responsible growth. These SMEs in turn generate employment and drive social and economic development in economically marginal social classes.

This report illustrates ways to extract value from extractive projects using corporate initiatives to promote SMEs.

Botswana’s Mineral Revenues, Expenditure and Savings Policy

Botswana has received widespread praise for the way in which it has managed mineral revenues and invested them in education, health care and other forms of assets. In some respects, it has managed to avoid what is commonly known in the literature as the "mineral curse" and "Dutch Disease" through appropriate macroeconomic, exchange rate and fiscal policies, as well as institutional design.

This case study examines the experience of a resources-dependent country's approaches to mining revenue management