Governance Strategies to Remedy the Natural Resource Curse

By Joseph Siegle
Updated: 07/15/2009

digging-africaBy Joseph Siegle. International Social Science Journal. UNESCO, 2009.

The seemingly paradoxical outcome of resource-rich countries being development-poor is, in fact, quite predictable given that autocratic governments  often rule  resource-rich states. Addressing the resource curse requires changing the incentives facing political leaders so that they are rewarded for transparency and confront robust international legal penalties when they do not. View the Article: [HTML]