“Resource nationalism is the tendency of people and governments to assert control over natural resources located on their territory.”
It is an economic policy that relies on state ownership or control of natural resources located on national territory to advance political, social or industrial objectives.
This policy states that resources belong to the people and that state employment are the best managers of resources against privatization. Consequently, resource nationalism conflicts with the interests of multinational corporations.
Our fifth bulletin examines recent examples of resource nationalism in the DRC, Zambia and Tanzania and recommendations on how national resources can be better managed. You can read the full report by clicking on this link.
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