The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
17 items found for Comparative Analysis of ASM strategies in Four Countries
Proposal of existing products that are viable to be strengthened and/or a new financial product for the ASM sector
National Program for the Management of Hazardous Chemical Substances English
Overview paper that presents (i) identification of financial institution that can offer financial products for the ASM sector, and (ii) proposal for adjustment to identified financial products. Part of "Development of a financial product to be used in the Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining Sector"
Financial inclusion: current status of credit and financial affairs of municipalities in Colombia
PlanetGOLD Colombia English
Financial inclusion for sustainable investments is a key element in the GEF-GOLD initiative in Colombia. Small-scale mining and artisanal mining are foremost excluded from Formal Banking. Very little information is available within the country for granting credit criteria.
The Hidden Cost of Jewelry: Human Rights in Supply Chains and the Responsibility of Jewlery Companies
Human Rights Watch English
In this report, Human Rights Watch scrutinizes steps taken by key actors within the jewelry industry to ensure that rights are respected in their gold and diamond supply chains. The report focuses on the policies and practices of 13 major jewelry brands, selected to include some of the industry’s largest and best-known jewelry and watch companies and to reflect different geographic markets.
Skills Building for Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
IIED & IGF English
Women play a crucial role in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). While their challenges in the sector have been studied extensively, increased effort is needed to create a more widespread understanding of their importance to ASM.
The barriers to financial access for the responsible minerals trade in the Great Lakes Region
Sofala Partners and BetterChain English
The purpose of the following report is to provide insights, analysis and data – based on extensive interviews with industry participants and financial institutions – that can inform future initiatives designed to achieve the ultimate goal of a fully traced and validated supply chain that is both scalable and self-sustaining. The report’s scope of enquiry covers the role of financial institutions (and of industry partners that provide financing) in both the responsible tin, tantalum, tungsten (3T) and gold supply chains (together, the ‘3TG’ sector).
Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Interventions for greater participation
IIED & IGF English
This case study highlights how to improve women’s participation in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), complementing the IGF’s previous report, Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Challenges and opportunities for greater participation.
planetGOLD programme infographic
This infographic features a visual summary of the key facts and figures about ASGM. It provides answers to questions such as: Why is it hard to formalize the sector; Why is mercury used in ASGM; How does the Minamata Convention safeguard the ASGM sector? Key strategies through which the planetGOLD programme is transforming the sector are also presented.
Small Business Management in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector
Artisanal Gold Council and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation English
This curriculum was developed as part of the project Developing Training Materials to Promote the Reduction of Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining. This curriculum is intended to help teach fundamental business skills to artisanal and small-scale gold miners. These teaching and learning materials are designed to be “open source” meaning that they are made available freely for use by programs, organizations and institutions of all kinds working in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector.
Unlocking Access to Finance
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.
Administración de Empresas Pequeñas en el Sector de la Minería de Oro Artesanal y en Pequeña Escala
Artisanal Gold Council and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Spanish
Este plan de capacitación fue creado como parte del proyecto Desarrollo de materiales didácticos para promover la reducción del uso de mercurio en la minería de oro artesanal y en pequeña escala. Este plan tiene como objetivo ayudar a la capacitación de los mineros de oro artesanal y en pequeña escala, para que desarrollen habilidades empresariales fundamentales. Estos materiales didácticos están diseñados para ser de “libre acceso”, es decir, para que puedan ser usados gratuitamente por programas, organizaciones e instituciones que trabajen en el sector de minería de oro artesanal y en pequeña escala.