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dc.description.abstractAfrica has an impressive mineral wealth. As compared to the rest of the world, Africa's share of known mineral deposits amounts to: 71.4 percent of cobalt, 39.7 percent of chromium, 46.1 percent of diamond, 29.1 percent of gold, 22.4 percent of manganese, 22.7 percent of phosphate rock, 48.4 percent of platinum, 32.5 per cent of uranium, 49.2 per cent of vanadium, 11 percent of titanium, 10 percent of alumina silicate and 8 percent of coal. This is in addition to a variety of other minerals including gemstones of which Africa produces more than 250 varieties. Yet despite this enormous mineral endowment Africa remains stricken by poverty as the continent appears to have failed to plough back its substantial earnings from mineral exports into productive activities and in particular for the benefit of the mining communities or where the deposits were extracted. Indeed, Africa has todate been unable to replace its non-renewable mineral resources with other sustainable assets and development opportunities, with economically disastrous effects. More often than not the mining sector remained an export enclave where minerals were exported in their raw state with little or no alueadded. Even South Africa, by for the most industrialized African economy, exports more than 78 percent of its mineral production.en
dc.titleMineral resources and the alleviation of povertry in Africaen
ags.descriptionNotesIncludes appendix.en
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababa :en
ags.publisherNameUN. ECA,en
dc.coverage.spatialAFR
dc.coverage.spatialAfrica
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-30T09:01:10Z
dc.date.available2011-11-30T09:01:10Z
dc.date.issued2000-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10855/17163
dc.format.extent25 p.:
dc.languageeng
dc.typeWorking paper
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INDUSTRY::MANUFACTURING AND MINING INDUSTRIES AND PRODUCTS::MINERAL INDUSTRY
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT FINANCE::DEVELOPMENT::ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INDUSTRY::MANUFACTURING AND MINING INDUSTRIES AND PRODUCTS::MINING
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SOCIAL CONDITIONS AND EQUITY::WELFARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES::POVERTY MITIGATION
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INDUSTRIE::FABRICATION INDUSTRIELLE ET INDUSTRIE MINIERE::INDUSTRIE MINERALE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INDUSTRIA::INDUSTRIAS MANUFACTURERA Y MINERA::INDUSTRIA MINERAL
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUE ET FINANCEMENT DU DEVELOPPEMENT::DEVELOPPEMENT::DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::DESARROLLO ECONOMICO Y FINANCIACION DEL DESARROLLO::DESARROLLO::DESARROLLO ECONOMICO
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INDUSTRIE::FABRICATION INDUSTRIELLE ET INDUSTRIE MINIERE::EXPLOITATION MINIERE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::INDUSTRIA::INDUSTRIAS MANUFACTURERA Y MINERA::MINERIA
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::QUESTIONS SOCIALES::ASSISTANCE ET SERVICES SOCIAUX::DIMINUTION DE LA PAUVRETE
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::CUESTIONES SOCIALES::ASISTENCIA Y SERVICIOS SOCIALES::MITIGACION DE LA POBREZA
uneca.workflow.processedtrue
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africa
ags.subjectThesaurusMINERAL INDUSTRY
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ags.subjectThesaurusMINING
ags.subjectThesaurusPOVERTY MITIGATION
ags.subjectThesaurusINDUSTRIE MINERALE
ags.subjectThesaurusINDUSTRIA MINERAL
ags.subjectThesaurusDEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUE
ags.subjectThesaurusDESARROLLO ECONOMICO
ags.subjectThesaurusEXPLOITATION MINIERE
ags.subjectThesaurusMINERIA
ags.subjectThesaurusDIMINUTION DE LA PAUVRETE
ags.subjectThesaurusMITIGACION DE LA POBREZA
ags.subjectClassification03.04.00 Mineral resources
ags.availabilityNumber67037
ags.availabilityNumber2000
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.RNECA/RCID/040/2000
ags.JN67037
uneca.language.supporteden


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