Skip to main content
Article
Sustainable Development for Communities Hosting Extractive Industries: All is far from Fair
OGEL (2012)
  • Ayesha Dias
  • Ondotimi Songi
Abstract
This paper focuses on the resource curse from the perspective of host communities who are amply endowed with mineral resources, but for whom sustainable development have remained elusive and problematic. The paper puts forward a mixed approach that starts with community empowerment and relies on empowered communities to play crucial roles in decision-making, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and securing accountability. This mixed approach relies on building community capacity to invoke concepts, norms and standards related to sustainable development (SD), corporate social responsibility (CSR) and community-based development (CBD) respectively and apply selectively on a step-by-step approach, a range of very specific tools that have been developed relating SD, CSR and CBD.
Keywords
  • Extractive Industries,
  • Sustainable Development,
  • Communities,
  • Resource curse,
  • CSR,
  • Community-based Development
Publication Date
March, 2012
Citation Information
Ayesha Dias and Ondotimi Songi. "Sustainable Development for Communities Hosting Extractive Industries: All is far from Fair" OGEL Iss. 3 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ondotimisongi/8/