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Minerals and Pro‐Poor Growth

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Rising demand for mineral resources from fast‐growing markets in Asia has contributed to a surge in mineral prices over the past five years. This is particularly true of metals such as aluminium, nickel, copper and zinc. The boom in mineral commodity prices has highlighted the impact of mineral exploitation on development processes. Yet mineral markets are volatile and the contribution of mining activities to positive long‐term development outcomes, such as the attainment of the MDGs and sustainable development, during this period of opportunity has never been under closer scrutiny.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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