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was recognised, and thus

was recognised, and thus government and the elites were given space both to promote development and promote their own interests so long as it was done in secret and did not challenge the rhetoric. And with the potential of billions of dollars from gas to be shared between foreign and domestic interests, local elites were encouraged to dream of super riches. The $2.2 billion in loans fit within this pattern - and had it not been for the unexpected drop in oil and gas prices, lenders and donors probably would have allowed it to pass with little comment and a small slap on the wrist. Disclosure statement There are no potential conflicts of interest. Notes on Contributor Joseph Hanlon is a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Development Policy and Practice at the School of Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development and Geography of the Open University, Milton Keynes, England. He has been writing about Mozambique since 1978, and his books include Mozambique: The Revolution Under Fire (1986), Mozambique: Who Calls the Shots (1991), Peace Without Profit (1996), Mozambique and the Great Flood of 2000 (Moçambique e as Grandes Cheias de 2000, 2001, with Frances Christie), Do bicycles equal development in Mozambique (Há mais bicicletas, mas há desenvolvimento?, 2008, with Teresa Smart) and Chickens and beer: A recipe for agricultural growth in Mozambique (Galinhas e cerveja: uma receita para o crescimento, 2014, with Teresa Smart). Since 1992 he has been editor of the Mozambique Political Process Bulletin (To subscribe: His Mozambique website is Bibliography Bringseliu, Louise D. 'Resistance to change: Four interpretations', Lund (Sweden): Lund Hanlon - Following donor-designed path to Mozambique's $2.2 billion secret debt deal - 3WQ - author original 28

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