The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
By combining their expertise in the areas of preventing child labor, improving working conditions and providing a clear path to market, Fairphone aims to work with ASM in Uganda to establish a sustainable, traceable gold supply chain that creates a better future for miners and their families.
The European Partnership for Responsible Minerals is a multi-stakeholder partnership established with the goal to create better social and economic conditions for mine workers and local mining communities, by increasing the number of mines that adopt responsible mining practices in Conflict and High Risk Areas (CAHRAs).
The Partnership Area fosters dialogue among practitioners, government policy makers, and donors about practical and effective ways to reduce mercury while supporting the economic benefits of the sector; disseminates information about the sector at national, regional and international events and through active expert networks and on-line platforms; and contributes to the formulation and implementation of innovative approaches to reduce mercury use, from national policies and planning, to on-the-ground projects in ASGM communities.
Access to Finance for Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners: Downstream Buyer Support For Women Miners in Indonesia
Witni, V., Paul, B., Nijhawan, A. English
This case study covers the application of a downstream buyer support model to support a collective of women panners called “Pamuan Jaya Panners” in the village. Through facilitated partnerships with the local village government and a socially responsible jewelry company based in Bali, Yayasan Tambuhak Sinta has helped develop access to finance model that continues to support 25 women miners in Tewang Pajangan. This case study will provide local context and existing challenges at the village level, in addition to analyzing the development, implementation, and results of the model. The case study concludes with lessons learned and suggestions for scaling this model in other areas of Indonesia.
Pact Institute English
This report includes findings and recommendations from Pact's scoping study of the ASM sector in Zimbabwe.
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.
A Rapid Assessment of Gold and Financial Flows linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Mongolia
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 artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sectors. This report, focusing on Mongolia, 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.
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.
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.
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.