This article draws, in part, on material generated for the Hewlett Foundation's African Corridor Development Project conducted under the auspices of the Making the Most of Commodities Project. The original discussion paper from which this work was partially drawn is available on http://www.commodities.open.ac.uk/discussionpapers (Perkins and Robbins, ). The authors benefitted from exchanges with this team and from Masuma Farooki for her suggestions around this article. The authors are also grateful to two anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions.
MINING FDI AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT ON AFRICA'S EAST COAST: EXAMINING THE RECENT EXPERIENCE OF TANZANIA AND MOZAMBIQUE†
Article first published online: 20 FEB 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 24, Issue 2, pages 220–236, March 2012
How to Cite
Robbins, G. and Perkins, D. (2012), MINING FDI AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT ON AFRICA'S EAST COAST: EXAMINING THE RECENT EXPERIENCE OF TANZANIA AND MOZAMBIQUE. J. Int. Dev., 24: 220–236. doi: 10.1002/jid.2817
- Issue published online: 20 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 20 FEB 2012
Since the turn of the century, Tanzania and Mozambique have emerged in Africa's foreign direct investment stakes as leading performers. In both countries, the demands placed on infrastructure to enable these investments have presented some significant challenges. Caught amid high debt, low state revenue and weak capacity, the performance of infrastructure has been widely reported as a constraint to growth. Lessons learned from how these countries have responded to these challenges provide some insight as to the degree to which potential synergies can be crafted around inflows of mining-related foreign direct investment and enhancements to the infrastructure networks. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.