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93 items found for Comparative Analysis of ASM strategies in Four Countries
Levin Sources English
This market analysis is the result of the research phase of the USAID-funded Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold (CVCFG) Project, when Levin Sources interviewed manufacturers, refiners and jewellers to understand the dynamics of this complex environment much better.
Adam Rolfe and Levin Sources experts English
In this initial blog on the novel coronavirus, Levin Sources seeks to grapple with how the rapidly evolving context could impact responsible mineral supply chains and the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector.
Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) English
Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has benefited from a body of research spanning decades, despite an ongoing lack of understanding and statistical data for the sector. This research paper reviews the existing literature on key thematic areas, bringing various findings together and providing updated information.
Olivia Lyster English
Women play a critical role in the ASM sector. Women were estimated in 2003 to make up 30% of the ASM workforce globally. Today it may be much higher – estimates from some countries reach 50% on average, and higher in some mineral categories (e.g. salt mining in Uganda). Despite this, women experience a number of gendered barriers to full participation in ASM.
Alec Crawford, Olivia Lyster, Adam Rolfe English
This brief outlines some of the main challenges to ASM sector support and regulation in the context of the global pandemic and points tentatively to how governments can move forward with effective ASM sector management in the coming months.
Alan Martin, Sechaba Consulting and Joanne Lebert, IMPACT’s Executive Director English
As COVID-19 sweeps the globe, risking the health and lives of millions, it is clear the pandemic is also causing economic havoc.
Adam Rolfe and Angela Jorns English
Response planning must understand the needs of intended beneficiaries to ensure relevant and effective programming now and in the future.
Blockchain, Chain of Custody and Trace Elements_An overview of tracking and traceability opportunities in the gem industry.
Cartier, E. Laurent; Ali, H. Saleem; Krzemnicki, S. Michael English
This article provides an overview of current trends and developments in the tracking and traceability of gems, along with an explanation of the terms used in this context.
International Peace Information Service English
This report describes and evaluates initiatives to formalise the artisanal mining sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda, in order to locate lessons learned.