Africa’s Resource Future Harnessing Natural Resources for Economic Transformation during the Low-Carbon Transition

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This report examines the role for natural resource wealth in driving Africa’s economic transformation and the implications of the low-carbon transition for resource-rich economies. Resource wealth remains central to most Sub-Saharan African economies such as Uganda, and significant untapped potential is in the ground. Subsoil assets such as metals, minerals, oil, and gas are key sources of government revenues, export earnings, and development potential in most countries in the Africa region. Despite large reserves, success in converting subsoil wealth into aboveground sustainable prosperity has been limited.