Kanio Bai Gbala
Content by Kanio Bai Gbala
Publication - Policy note
Governments in West Africa increasingly require foreign investors to build and maintain public infrastructure in exchange for rights to extract natural resources on their land. Liberia has adopted this strategy to fill an infrastructure gap after the civil war and build ‘spatial development corridors’ alongside concessionaire-sponsored infrastructure. This...
Publication - Project Report
Evidence from Liberia suggests that requiring foreign investors to provide public goods in the areas where their investments are physically sited can better spur local economic growth. Researchers concluded this by matching data on individual concessions granted to investors by the Liberian government with night-time light growth data, collected via satellite. The...