Natural Resources in Development

It seems only logical that a nation's natural resource endowment (e.g., water, forests, minerals, oil) is one of the most important factors in its potential for development. Yet, many countries richly endowed with natural resources have remained poor, while others lacking significant natural resources have grown wealthy. What are the lessons that can be learned from this apparent paradox and how can those lessons be used by policymakers to help lift populations out of poverty?


Jeffrey Stark - Roundtable Chair
TBA - Student Assistant

Natural Resources in Development Report a Problem