Title: Local Content in Policies in the Oil and Gas Sector

Languages: English

Type: Document

Published: January 1, 2013

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Keywords: Parties, Private Sector, SMEs, Local content, Local contractors, Local inclusion


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This document from the World Bank presents the results of a study done on the local content policies in the oil and gas sector. It explains how these type of policies although with the potential to “stimulate broad-based economic development”, have showed mixed results, and what their effects are in certain sectors of the economy.

The document goes through several topics such as what local content policies are; arguments in favor and against them; different local content policy instruments that have been used by petroleum-producing countries; and case-studies.

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