Can Mining Promote Industrialization? A Comparative Analysis of Policy Frameworks in Three Southern African Countries

Judith Fessehaie, Zavareh Rustomjee, Lauralyn Kaziboni
2016 Social Science Research Network  
This paper explores the potential to leverage large-scale mineral extraction in Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to foster mineral beneficiation and upstream industries. The evidence suggests that the success or failure of a resource-based industrialization approach is country and sector specific, requiring the deployment of different and appropriately tailored policy instruments. We also find that the design and implementation of resource-based industrialization policies is heavily influenced by
more » ... power relationships, in terms of control over mining rents, relationships between mining companies and domestic business, and across different segments of the domestic business sector.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2923059 fatcat:ytngsiuhufg5zhhcmpunqwgicu