Cindy Wilhelm

Cindy Wilhelm
University of East Anglia | UEA · School of International Development

PhD Researcher
I am currently writing my PhD thesis, developing journal articles, and working as a freelance consultant

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Introduction
My research focuses on resource governance and the inclusiveness of resource-based development. I am particularly interested in mining sector reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa. My case study looks at the implementation of mining sector reforms in Guinea's bauxite industry, more specifically Local Content Policies (LCPs).
Additional affiliations
October 2019 - present
University of East Anglia
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Socio-economic impacts of bauxite mining in Guinea. Linkages & Local Content Policies in a wider context
October 2018 - September 2019
University of Bath
Position
  • Master's Student
Description
  • MRes in International Development Specialization: Extractive Industries. Supervision: Dr. Roy Maconachie
February 2015 - May 2015
Sen Foundation
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • I contributed to the book ''Veilige Gebieden'' (Safe Areas), edited by Prof. Dr. Joris Voorhoeve. https://www.bol.com/nl/f/veilige-gebieden/9200000040450977/
Education
October 2019 - October 2022
University of East Anglia
Field of study
  • International Development
October 2018 - September 2019
University of Bath
Field of study
  • International Development
October 2017 - January 2018
University of Vienna
Field of study
  • International Development and History

Publications

Publications (16)
Research
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Les pays extractifs ont commencé la bataille contre la Malédiction des Ressources pour maximiser les impacts positifs de ces ressources afin de diversifier leurs économies. La Guinée, avec sa richesse en bauxite, a commencé à se joindre à la tendance globale de la Politique du Contenu Local (Local Content Policies, LCP) dans le but de créer des imp...
Conference Paper
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The extractive industries are confronted with numerous challenges. There is widespread pressure from various actors for the sector to achieve more inclusiveness and address the implications of enclave extractivism and the resource curse phenomenon by creating greater linkages and diversification. This pressure has translated into initiatives such a...
Article
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Conducting fieldwork can encompass a very wide range of research practices, which cannot be reduced to the sole collection of data in a fantasised environment commonly called the ‘field’ - a highly fluctuating concept depending on the research project. Carrying out field research can be done in your hometown, as it could be at the other end of the...
Article
In recent years, resource-rich developing countries have increasingly adopted Local Content Policies (LCPs) as a means of stimulating locally-driven, resource-based development. Such policies, which seek to catalyse development through the procurement of local goods and services in regions where mining and oil and gas production takes place, are no...
Article
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In a quest to overcome the resource curse and enclave extractivism, many resource rich countries opt to implement local content policies (LCPs), a popular type of mining reform. LCPs aim to facilitate inclusive resource-based development through the maximization of local direct and indirect employment, as well as the creation of linkages along and...
Article
In terms of employment and procurement, artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is the largest source of local content in West Africa. Yet, in practice, global and regional governance initiatives downgrade this informal economic activity in favour of promoting large-scale mining (LSM). Informed by fieldwork and other primary data analysed by the aut...
Technical Report
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Les organisations de la société civile (OSC) sont à l’avant-garde de la lutte pour un développement plus inclusif et transparent basé sur les ressources naturelles. Un des aspects qui pourrait relever ce défi grâce à son potentiel considérable, alors qu’il continue d’être largement négligé, c’est l’approvisionnement local par le secteur minier. Les...
Technical Report
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Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are at the forefront of the struggle for more inclusive and transparent natural resource-based development. One aspect that continues to be widely overlooked in its massive potential to address this challenge is the role of local procurement by the mining sector. Spending on goods and services is usually more than...
Article
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For the project corona-older by the Global Platform for the Rapid Generation and Transfer of Knowledge on COVID-19 and older adults in low and middle-income countries (GP-Older-COVID) I wrote a reflection piece on the impacts of COVID-19 in Guinea. https://www.corona-older.com/post/letter-from-guinea-chez-nous-c-est-la-peur-covid19-in-one-of-the-p...
Thesis
Resource-abundant countries have begun to fight the Resource Curse to make the most of their resource wealth and to create linkages to diversify their economies. Guinea, with its immense bauxite wealth has joined the trend of Local Content Policies (LCP) in its attempt to create more inclusive development impacts, particularly employment. Through t...
Research
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Resource-abundant countries have begun to fight the Resource Curse to make the most of their resource wealth and to create linkages to diversify their economies. Guinea, with its immense bauxite wealth has joined the trend of Local Content Policies (LCP) in its attempt to create more inclusive development impacts, particularly employment. Through t...
Research
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How significant are tax exemptions granted to mining megaprojects? Using the example of Mozambique and the case of bauxite megaprojects in Guinea, it is shown that tax exonerations lead to significant losses in tax income which may harm development efforts in terms of public services.
Article
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Despite the increasing appetite for precious commodities, resource- rich developing countries are confronted with numerous challenges regarding their resource-based development. This thesis analyses the case of Mozambique where the Mozal aluminium smelter ‘megaproject’ was seen as an opportunity for resource-based development. By following Hirschma...
Thesis
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Using a compilation of data from reports, government information and on the ground data provided by Epifânia Langa and Mozal, this thesis analyses whether the Mozal aluminium smelters created linkages which have contributed to resource-based development in Mozambique. The linkages theory by Albert Hirschman on resource-based development through sus...

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Project
Contributions to blog and media articles. Reflections and Research
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The Mozal aluminium smelters by the company South32 is one of the biggest ''megaprojects'' that has ever been created in sub-Saharan Africa. In Mozambique, imported bauxite is smelted into aluminium. Mozambique, which is a country hit by poverty and post-conflict has been promised employment and many positive economic impacts from this megaproject. Within the first ten years of its existence, has this promise been kept? Have linkages been created through fiscal revenus, direct and indirect employment, and a diversification of the economy? Which challenges remain?