This timely report analyzes the dynamics of the proposed construction of hydropower dams on the mainstream of the Mekong River in Southeast Asia, the water resources of which are being exploited for their near-term economic value rather than being sustainably developed.
Rents to Riches? focuses on the political economy of the detailed decisions that governments make at each step of the natural resource management (nrm) value chain.
The World Economic Forum’s Responsible Mineral Development Initiative (RMDI) was launched to explore the views, priorities and concerns of key stakeholders on mineral development, and to seek answers on what works, what does not, where discontent and frustration most commonly arise, and where improvements should occur.
This report presents the preliminary findings of the research of the World Economic Forum’s Responsible Mineral Development Initiative (RMDI) covering 13 countries in three regions. It is offered as a basis for further discussion to determine additional research, policy and action oriented deliverables of this initiative for 2011 and beyond.