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The objective of this study - selected for support under the PAGE initiative in 2013 - is to analyze the impact of public spending derived from oil and mining sector’s revenues, in Niger, on the country’s economic development, using CGE modeling and policy simulation techniques. The results show, on the one hand, that the increase in mining and oil revenue does not systematically lead to Dutch disease if government implements appropriate policies. On the other hand, the best policy option identified (through the researchers' simulations) as yielding the most benefits in terms fo economic growth, employment and household welfare (i.e. development) is to use these revenues to subsidize electricity consumption for the industrial sector. Find out more about the research method, findings and ensued policy recommendations through the PEP publications (IN FRENCH) below:

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