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Mineral resources and localised development: Q-methodology for rapid assessment of socioeconomic impacts in Rwanda

Published by: Resources Policy

The regional impacts of large development projects often require rapid appraisal in confined geographies. Impacts have largely been studied at country level, which have often neglected a finer granularity of analysis at sub-national level, which has specific relevance in Africa, since many mineral conflicts on the continent are highly localised. This study applies Q-methodology to quantitatively analyse qualitative perspectives regarding impacts of mining-led development at a district level in Rwanda - a densely populated country with a high economic growth rate.

CITATION

Weldegiorgis, F. and Ali, S (2016) Mineral resources and localised development: Q-methodology for rapid assessment of socioeconomic impacts in Rwanda. Resources Policy, 49: 1-11.