Mineral rights to human rights: mobilising resources from the extractive industries for water, sanitation and hygiene

Image: WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

Mineral-rich countries paradoxically have some of the highest number of people living in poverty.

The World Bank estimates that non-renewable mineral resources play a dominant role in the economy of more than 80 countries, and that these countries include nearly 70% of people worldwide living in extreme poverty.

This series of case studies looks at how resources from extractive industries can be mobilised for the provision of water, sanitation and hygiene services.