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Global Development Institute

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Mining and corporate social responsibility: linking global drivers and local impacts

This research project examines the global governance and development impacts of the extractive sector in Africa.

It specifically looks at relationships between emerging international governance regimes, mining companies and changing multi-faceted community development corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes in Zambia. 

Over three years, this research developed a critical multi-scalar analysis that links international governance and an in-depth understanding of changing mining company practice with the development impacts of extractive industry in Zambia. Linking these three elements together in a single study, this research traced the effects of global pressures and dynamics in local communities in Africa. It generated insights into wider processes of global governance, the role of the private sector in development, the effects of new complex modes of governance in developing countries and the role of extraction in broader development.

This work was led by Dr Tomas Frederiksen, it was funded by the British Academy.