the resource curse

135, Gillian Caldwell, Global Witness | The Link Between Natural Resources, Conflict and Corruption

Global Witness investigates and exposes natural resource exploitation around the world. Have you ever wondered why many of the countries that are richest in natural resources, have some of the poorest populations? Countries that are rich in gems, minerals and other natural resources also have persistent poverty. In many cases, this is due to corruption and human rights abuses. How do you break the chain of corruption and abuse? First, it must be exposed. That is what Global Witness does. They document abuses of environmental and human rights. They work for justice for the exploited and they hold the powerful to account. Gillian Caldwell has been thinking about social justice…

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