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China and Angola - Strategic partnership or marriage of convenience?
(Angola Brief vol. 1 no. 1, Report, 2011-02-04)
In 2004 Angola’s Ministry of Finance and China’s Ministry of Trade signed the first of several financing packages for public investment projects in Angola. These packages provided for oil-backed concessional loans from ...
The Norwegian People's Aid, oil and development. A review of Oil for the Common Good (2007-2011).
(CMI Report R 2012:5, Research report, 2012-12-11)
The NPA has since 2007 implemented an Oil for the Common Good programme (OCG) with funding from Norad’s Oil for Development programme. The main purpose is to contribute to strengthening democratic control and participation ...
Oil, Human Rights and Women
The theme of this year's “Chapter Festival" is the impact of oil. The question of whether the oil is a blessing or a curse is increasingly topical. In this regard, it is natural for Amnesty to bring in the question of human ...
Corporate social responsibility in the Angolan oil industry
(CMI Working paperWP 2005: 8, Working paper, 2005)
What are the responsibility of oil companies in resource rich countries? Do they take these responsibilities? Based on a utilitarian perspective and theories of the resource curse, we discuss the oil companies’ corporate ...
Tackling Corruption in Oil Rich Countries: The Role of Transparency
(U4 Brief 2008:3, Report, 2008-02-01)
Corruption is a huge problem in many developing countries rich in oil and other natural resources, and is central in explaining why these countries perform badly in terms of socio-economic development. Transparency reform ...
Always choosing the oil rents: How leaders in Angola and Venezuela brought their countries to ruin
(CMI Working Paper WP 2016:10, Working paper, 2016-11-01)
Angola and Venezuela are among the most oil dependent countries in the world. When oil prices fell in 2014, these states lost half of their income base. A combined economic, political and social crisis followed. The acute ...