This brief is produced as part of the scoping work in EQUINET on the distributional consequences for current and future wellbeing of projected trends in selected extractives. This paper focuses on trends in mining and health equity and presents: The current situation and projected trends related to extraction of mineral resources in east and southern Africa (ESA); the implications for the health of current and future generations of these trends and the policy choices and alternatives to respond to these trends and the factors that influence policy design and uptake of choices. The brief outlines how mineral extraction in ESA will undergo several changes in the coming decades, with potential implications for health, wellbeing and environmental degradation. Accruing greater and wider health and developmental benefits from any current and future mineral extraction raises several options outlined in the brief, in line with the demands of resurgent resource nationalism.
Equity in health, Values, policies and rights, Health equity in economic and trade policies, Governance and participation in health
Title of publication Trends in extraction of mineral resources in east and southern Africa
Date of publication
mining; extractives, projections; east and southern Africa
East and southern Africa region
Equinet Publication Type