Abstract

The generation of economic growth through mineral development activities can play an important role in supporting developing countries to achieve positive economic objectives. This report assesses the geoscience capability of 138 developing countries in four continent regions as identified by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). These countries are assessed using eleven sub-categories which can be grouped into four broad categories including: geological, geoscience survey capacity, socio-political risk, and geological aid. The comprehensive data compiled are largely presented graphically to facilitate ready comparisons between countries and continents. Recommendations for targeting and future structuring programs for maximum program impact are provided. The report utilises and synthesises both international information available to the public and commercial information obtained by Geoscience Australia. It has been prepared for the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID: http://www.ausaid.gov.au/Pages/home.aspx). The report will be published online by AusAID and as a GA Record.
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2012-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

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Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

74580 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/74580/

Keywords

GA Publication
Record
geoscience education
mineral deposits
mineral exploration
prospectivity
resource assessment
Earth Sciences

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English

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utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Digital Transfer Options

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Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

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Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

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1.1

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unclassified

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Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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