planetGOLD is growing!
In June 2020, the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved a new programme to expand planetGOLD by 15 countries and over 74 million USD. The programme will leverage co-financing of over 342 million USD from national governments, GEF agencies, international and national civil society organizations, bilateral development agencies, multilateral finance institutions, and the private sector. The new country projects added to planetGOLD will be in:
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Sierra Leone
This second phase will continue to work within the same four knowledge areas: Technical Solutions, Access to Finance, Formalization, and Awareness Raising. Whereas phase one of planetGOLD puts special emphasis on finance and investment, phase 2 will focus on promoting holistic, multisectoral, and integrated approaches to formalization.
Details of planetGOLD phase 2 can be found in the GEF project database: Global Opportunities for Long-term Development of artisanal and small-scale gold mining Sector Plus (GOLD+)
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