The Politics of Poverty

Ideas and analysis from Oxfam America's policy experts

Waste rock from a nearby mine is encroaching on the relocated village of Teberebie, Ghana. Communities relocated to make way for gold mines in Ghana struggle with loss of agricultural land, unemployment, and environmental damage. Photo: Neil Brander/Oxfam America.

Mining’s chance to lead

The global mining industry’s products are all around us – in our phones, buildings, cars and homes. The industry is a major part of the global economy, and demand for metals and minerals will continue to grow.

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