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Formalization of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Colombia: A proposal for improving environmental, social and economic performance in a post-conflict scenario
Gregory Minnick, Peter Doyle, and Thomas Hentschel English
This study included a consultative process with a broad array of stakeholder groups yielding consensus on the principal obstacles to ASGM formalization. To enable ASGM operators to formalize, a recommendation emerged for a National Unified Formalization Plan, which rests on six proposals that largely align with current policy and legislation.
Oro Legal remains USAID’s largest and most ambitious bilateral initiative in support of ASGM and was implemented in two of Colombia’s emblematic mining departments — Antioquia and Chocó — between September 2015 and April 2021.
Marcena Hunter, Mukasiri Sibanda, Ken Opala, Julius Kaka and Lucy P. Modi English
Research covered multiple countries, providing insights into national and regional market dynamics and trade flows. The cross-border regional dynamics of illicit gold supply chains means examination of this issue requires applying a wide lens. South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe were selected for field research, with some limited research conducted in South Africa.
PNUD Ecuador Spanish
El Análisis Focalizado de Escenarios (TSA por sus siglas en inglés) provee información económica para apoyar una toma de decisiones informadas sobre políticas y/o inversiones dentro de sectores productivos. El TSA promueve la integración de la gestión de servicios ecosistémicos en los sistemas productivos e informa si las políticas de desarrollo e inversión sectorial tienen sustento económico adecuado.
The CARING Gold Mining Project’s overall goal is to increase to address child labour and working conditions issues in artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) globally and in Ghana and the Philippines, its pilot countries. It does so by pursuing four outcomes, the first three to be carried out in the pilot countries and the fourth one on a global scale.
World Gold Council English
This report examines four countries whose central banks actively purchase gold from domestic ASGM production, and considers lessons learned in formulating policies towards ASGM. It describes central bank domestic purchase models, the impact they can have on improving practices associated with small-scale gold production, and the benefits of domestic gold buying for reserve management purposes.
Marcena Hunter English
This study examines illicit financial flows (IFF) associated with the ASGM sector in Ghana and Liberia and reveals a complex web of informal and illicit activity associated with IFFs, with detrimental consequences for development. It focuses on gold because of its prominence in the West African Region and artisanal small-scale mining (ASM), rather than large-scale mining (LSM).
Solidaridad, with the support of the global luxury group Kering, take Village Savings and Loans Associations to the next level through an innovative revolving fund that empowers women led enterprises.
The ‘Zambia Model’: A blueprint for formalizing artisanal and small-scale mining in sub-Saharan Africa?
Gavin Hilson English
This paper outlines a framework for facilitating the formalization of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – low-tech, labour-intensive mineral processing and extraction – in sub-Saharan Africa.