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.
James Kirwa English
Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) activities have been hit hard by the coronavirus and the ongoing nationwide curfew, as miners and investors contemplate on the future of the sub-sector. Among them is artisanal mining based partnership projects by mining consultancy firm -EcoCentric, which have been postponed.
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.
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.
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).
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.