AD138: Digging a future? Citizens see positive impact of mining in Madagascar

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Graph: Impact of mining sector | Madagascar | 2015
Dispatches
2017
138
Thomas Isbell

Key findings

  • A majority of Malagasy say that the mining sector contributes “a little” or “a lot” to creating jobs and reducing poverty (76%) as well as to promoting the national private sector (67%). Only about four in 10 (43%) believe that the sector improves security. 
  • Perceptions of mining’s contribution as positive are higher among wealthy citizens and job-holders than among the poor and the unemployed.
  • Similarly, respondents who see the country’s economic condition as good are more likely to give positive assessments of the mining sector’s impact on employment (92% vs. 72% of those who see economic conditions as bad), on promotion of the private sector (85% vs. 68%), and on security (61% vs. 37%).