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Africa: The Impact of Rent-Seeking and Patronage in Perpetuating the Resource Curse


[Africa In Fact] As we gain better understanding of how the Resource Curse manifests in developing countries, we now pay close attention to the key mechanisms that drive the Resource Curse even deeper. Rent-seeking and patronage are among the key contributing factors to this wicked problem. A wicked problem is one with multiple, interactive causes for which no simple solution can be found.

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