Research project

Extractive Industries Source Book

Oil, Gas, and Mining: A Sourcebook for Understanding the Extractive Industries provides developing countries with a technical understanding and practical options around oil, gas, and mining sector development issues

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Start date

January 2016

Completion date

June 2020

A central premise of the Sourcebook is that good technical knowledge can better inform political, economic, and social choices with respect to sector development and the related risks and opportunities.

The guidance provided by the Sourcebook assumes a broad set of overarching principles, all centered on good governance and directed at achieving positive and broadly based sustainable development outcomes.

This Sourcebook is rich in presenting options to challenges, on the understanding that contexts and needs vary, and that there is much to be gained from appreciating the lessons learned from a broad set of experiences.

CitationCameron, Peter D.; Stanley, Michael C.. 2017. Oil, Gas, and Mining : A Sourcebook for Understanding the Extractive Industries. Washington, DC: World Bank. © World Bank. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.


Project lead(s)

Professor Peter Cameron

External team members

Michael C. Stanley


Peter Cameron

Director of Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy

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Project type

Research project