Mineral and energy resources are of key importance worldwide, especially to industrialised countries like Germany. And for many developing countries, these raw materials provide a major source of income. The raw materials sector offers them opportunities for social, political and economic development.
Yet where there is poor governance, resource wealth can also become the cause of corruption, environmental pollution or social conflict.
Our fields of work on raw materials
Extractives as a development factor
Mineral and energy raw materials are of global importance, especially for industrialised countries like Germany. They are also an important factor for development.
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is to increase the transparency of cash flows associated with the extraction of oil, gas and other natural resources.
Extractives and development sector programme
On behalf of the BMZ the sector programme supports state institutions in developing countries in developing their extractives sector sustainably. - external link, new window
Economic development has to include the protection and sustainable use of the environment and of natural resources.