Local Content Policies in the Oil and Gas Sector

Local Content Policies in the Oil and Gas Sector

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Paperback, World Bank Publications, 2013, ISBN13 9780821399316, ISBN10 0821399314
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Paperback, World Bank Publications, 2013, ISBN13 9780821399316, ISBN10 0821399314

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Paperback, World Bank Publications, 2013, ISBN13 9780821399316, ISBN10 0821399314

A number of countries have recently discovered and are developing oil and gas reserves. Policy makers in such countries are anxious to obtain the greatest benefits for their economies from the extraction of these exhaustible resources by designing appropriate policies to achieve desired goals. One important theme of such policies is the so-called local content created by the sector the extent to which the output of the extractive industry sector generates further benefits to the economy beyond the direct contribution of its value-added, through its links to other sectors. While local content policies have the potential to stimulate broad-based economic development, their application in petroleum-rich countries has achieved mixed results. This paper describes the policies and practices meant to foster the development of economic linkages from the petroleum sector, as adopted by a number of petroleum-producing countries both in and outside the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Examples of policy objectives, implementation tools, and reporting metrics are provided to derive lessons of wider applicability. The paper presents various conclusions for policy makers about the design of local content policies.

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Number of Pages: 173
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Warner, Michael ,  Tordo, Silvana ,  Manzano, Osmel E./
Series Title: World Bank Studies
Publisher: World Bank
ISBN-13: 9780821399316
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.00 x 10.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0821399314
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