Renewing Modes of Governance : Extractive Industries and the Reduction of Poverty in Africa

The C.-A. Poissant research chair on governance and development assistance at the Université du Québec à Montréal seeks to ensure that local populations get the most out of the aid that comes from countries, donors and philanthropic organizations. The primary focus of the Chair is on the transparency of North-South financial flows, hence the interest of the chair in the mining sector and its socioeconomic impact on the poor populations of the South. The research will update and deepen existing work on the subject as it concerns three African countries, mainly, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and Ghana. The fundamental question is this: to what extent and under what conditions can private foreign direct investment play a more constructive role in the development of countries in the South?

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Start Date

Monday, October 1, 2007

End Date

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


40 months

IDRC Officer

Marchetti, Loredana

Total funding

CA$ 400,000


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Ghana, Mali, Republic of Congo


Foundations for Innovation

Project Leader

Professeure Bonnie Campbell


University of Quebec in Montreal

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