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The mercury supply chain, stakeholders and their responsibilities in the quest for mercury-free gold
Morgane M.C. Fritz; Peter A. Maxson; and Rupert J. Baumgartner English
For many years, the use of mercury in ASGM has afforded an income for many persons without better options, but has brought with it extensive harm to the environment, the miners and their communities. This paper analyzes the stakeholders and their diverse roles with regard to the trade and supply of mercury for Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining and applies a supply chain management approach to stakeholder theory.
Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives as Social Innovation for Governance and Practice: A Review of Responsible Mining Initiatives
Philipp C. Sauer and Michael Hiete English
The article draws on the certification requirements of 20 responsible mining initiatives globally and analyses their dual role in transforming on the one hand the responsible mining initiatives themselves and the certified companies as well as the mining practice.
Nicholas Bainton English
This paper provides a global overview of anthropological studies on the relationship between Indigenous people and mining. It written with a broad audience in mind, especially for teaching. It covers a range of topics, from Contested Terrain and The Rise of a Global Industry to Agreement Making with Indigenous Peoples, and Emerging Directions and Enduring Debates.
Kristin Sippl English
Social and environmental harm continues to emanate from global commodity production despite the array of governance programs trying to mitigate it. This paper examines the evolution of transnational certification standards in an understudied sector: artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM).
Pulling at golden webs: Combating criminal consortia in the African artisanal and small-scale gold mining and trade sector
Marcena Hunter English
This report seeks to unpack how criminal consortia manipulate ASGM and associated gold flows to secure illicit rents and capture the sector. The findings highlight the need for nuance, especially regarding the role of informal and traditional actors in the sector. Through a more holistic understanding of the challenge, policymakers will better be able to identify and combat criminal consortia in ASGM.
Caven, Sarah; Carter, Assheton; Bowie, Ed - for planetGOLD English
This report seeks to assist ASGM programs in accessing finance by better understanding the perspective of investors and the implications of ASGM’s status as a frontier investment sector. It reviews barriers to finance, but, importantly, also discusses how ASGM may become a new investment sector as these barriers are progressively dismantled.
This issue brief reviews past experiences with delivering financial and allied services to the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector and examines existing barriers to attracting formal finance and investment in the sector. It concludes with recommended interventions for governments, donors and other allies to help improve ASGM’s access to formal finance in the future.
Abby Efua Hilson; Gavin Hilson - for planetGOLD English
This report reviews past experiences with delivering financial and allied services to artisanal and small-scale mining and makes recommendations regarding best practices and potential ways forward in improving access to finance based on this experience.
The purpose of the Guidelines is to assist the United Nations system to mainstream and integrate indigenous peoples’ issues in processes for operational activities and programmes at the country level.
A Rapid Assessment of Gold and Financial Flows linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in the Philippines: Follow the Money Philippines
Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime Levin Sources English
Levin Sources and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime produced two case studies identifying financial flows-both licit and illicit- in Mongolian and Filipino ASGM sectors. This report, focusing on The Philippines, provides a nuanced first-look at how stakeholders can better understand and respond to the role gold supply chains and financial flows play in formalization efforts.