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International development experts share their ideas on how wealthy countries can promote prosperity in developing countries. Follow at

Mar 31, 2015

Tanzania made a big discovery in 2012 – a deposit of offshore natural gas roughly equal to the per capita annual income of the average Tanzanian. Precedent would indicate that the country now faces a "resource curse," the paradox of having abundant natural resources but less than stellar growth. In this podcast, CGD research fellow Justin Sandefur discusses the options available to the Tanzanian government for avoiding this curse, as well as unique CGD research taking place on the ground to determine how Tanzanians feel any natural resource revenue should be utilized.