Avoiding the Resource Curse

Avoiding the Resource Curse

Vast mineral reserves are no guarantee that a country will be financially secure or peaceful. What the Congo can teach to Afghanistan.

This month, the Congo is celebrating its 50th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule. But despite vast mineral wealth, the years have not been easy for the Congolese. We find out what lessons Afghanistan can learn about mineral wealth from the Congolese.


Todd Moss

Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Robert Hormats

Undersecretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, US State Department

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