Strategically Leveraging Infrastructure and Financing Options for Sustainable Economic Growth in Resource-based Economies

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Susan Smith Nash
Gary Stading
Larry R. Davis


This paper proposes solutions and next steps toward developing a balanced approach that strategically leverages existing infrastructure for a diversified economy and sustainable growth for resource-based economies. It includes expanding financing opportunities in these countries with a combination of infrastructure policies and energy technologies and capturing the opportunities using supply chain technologies. The goals are to avoid both “debt traps” and “Dutch Disease” by leveraging existing infrastructure within a plan that incorporates supply chain management the prudent use of available financing and strategic partnership, such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

Economic development, Dutch disease, infrastructure investments, economic diversification, infrastructure financing, mono-economies, neo-mercantilism, resource-dependent economies, development loans, World Bank, One Belt One Road, Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), economic growth, supply chain, Vision 2030.

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Nash, S., Stading, G., & Davis, L. (2019). Strategically Leveraging Infrastructure and Financing Options for Sustainable Economic Growth in Resource-based Economies. Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science, 30(4), 1-12.
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