PMMA-12783 Gold exploitation and socioeconomic outcomes: the Case of BurkinaFaso

Abstract

This paper investigates how the gold boom occurred since 2007 has affected socioeconomic outcomes in Burkina Faso. A reduced theoretical model was developed to show the expected impacts, and that were validated by the empirical analysis. Results suggest that areas hosting a gold extraction have better average living standards in terms of headcount ratios, poverty gaps and household expenditures than their counterparts without gold. However, this can increase inequality and child labor. It therefore raises the growing need of the governmental interventions to reverse such negative impacts. Keywords: Gold mining, Poverty, Inequality, schooling, child labor, Burkina Faso


Members

Project leader: Agnès Zabsonré

Project researchers: Dommèbèiwin Juste Mètoiolè Somé | Irene Haffin | Maxime Agbo

Scientific mentors: Abdelkrim Araar


Journal publication

Authors Co-Authors Title of paper Title of Economic Review Bibliographic references
Agnès Zabsonré Maxime Agbo, Juste Somé Gold exploitation and socioeconomic outcomes: The case of Burkina Faso World Development

Volume 109, September 2018,
pp. 206–221


Working Papers

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Gold exploitation and socioeconomic outcomes: The case of Burkina Faso 2017-03-08 2.61MB 0 0

Policy Briefs

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Impact de l’exploitation de l’or sur les conditions de vie des populations au Burkina Faso 2016-10-20 434.9KB 0 0

Final report

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2016-09-02 1123.04KB 0 0

Proposal

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2016-04-29 82.04KB 2 1

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