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World Bank Group assistance for minerals sector : development and reform in member countries (English)

This paper demonstrates how the World Bank Group entities contribute to minerals sector development in developing member countries. It explains the various modalities employed by Bank Group entities - such as ongoing sector policy dialogue, formulation of minerals sector technical assistance packages, project financing and long-term political risk coverage - which, individually or in concert, can provide a substantial contribution to sustainable mineral sector development in World Bank member countries. The paper also provides a useful summary of the essential elements of a modern mining code as a working tool for country lawyers and task managers who are involved in mineral sector development projects.


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    Onorato, William T., Fox, Peter, Strongman, John E

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    World Bank Group assistance for minerals sector : development and reform in member countries

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Onorato, William T. Fox, Peter Strongman, John E

World Bank Group assistance for minerals sector : development and reform in member countries (English). World Bank technical paper,no. WTP 405 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.