As one of ACET’s multi-country research projects, the Local Content and Value Addition study seeks to establish the nature of policies, laws and institutions that regulate local inputs into extractives projects in the region.
The selected countries are Ghana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia. The study will map out the trends that emerge from policies of these specific countries and response by the public sector and multi-national corporations to these policies.
While subject matter experts are undertaking and peer reviewing studies from each of these countries, the project is also exploring good practices in the mining, oil and gas sectors in two other developed countries, to provide benchmarking examples for project countries. This includes an assessment in Trinidad and Tobago’s oil and gas sector, and a mining sector case study in Ontario, Canada.