Local content policies: Why mining need consistent policy packages to support capabilities development

G. Anzolin*, C. Pietrobelli

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    In resource-rich countries, local content policies (LCPs) have been implemented but with mixed results. We argue here that once designed, these policies must be anchored in a policy package that assists companies comply with regulations as well as strengthens local capabilities. To illustrate how this can be achieved, we propose a taxonomy of LCPs with examples.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)395-399
    Number of pages5
    JournalExtractive Industries and Society
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

    JEL classifications

    • l72 - Mining, Extraction, and Refining: Other Nonrenewable Resources
    • o25 - Industrial Policy


    • Industrial policy
    • Local content policy
    • Mining
    • Natural resources

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