According to W eber-Fahr, et. al. (2002), the mining sector can help reduce poverty when its share comprises any of the following: (a) 5%-10% of government revenues; (b) 10%-25% of export earnings; (c) 3%-5% of gross domestic product (GDP); or (d) 10%-15% of employment in the industry sector. Revenues from taxes and fees levied on the mining industry can be used to fund various social and infrastructure programs of the government while export earnings can lead to increased foreign exchange reserves. A single job created from mining on the other hand leads to the creation of additional jobs.