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planetGOLD Indonesia (GOLD-ISMIA) English
Midway through its project lifespan, the planetGOLD project in Indonesia reflects on the achievement of its formalization target. Taking local situations into consideration, the project reflects that supporting the formalization of 60 mining groups in the 6 project locations within 5 years may not be easy. The project is therefore opting to re-route its supports based on the outputs resulting from each formalization target.
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.
planetGOLD Mongolia Mongolian
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planetGOLD Mongolia English
The planetGOLD Mongolia project published this article in the March 2021 issue of the Mongolian Mining Journal, touching on some key points on opportunities to invest in artisanal gold and on steps the Government of Mongolia has taken to promote responsible artisanal and small-scale gold mining.
Alexandre Jaillon English
To assess the socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector in Western Central African Republic (CAR), IPIS conducted a series of phone surveys with key informants located on 260 gold and diamond mining sites.
Oscar Katho, Joanne Lebert, Jean Paul Lonema, Patience Singo, and Gerard van der Burg English
Read IMPACT's latest report based on its experiences implementing the Just Gold project in DRC from 2012 to 2020 which sought to test whether and how artisanal gold could be traced from mine site to market. The report promotes transparency to assist others committed to supporting security, development, and equality for women and men miners and ASM communities.
Chloe Jacot, Estelle Levin Nally and Rosanna Tufo of Levin Sources and Christina T Miller and Maggie Gabos of Christina T Miller Jewelry Consulting. English
USAID’s Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold Project, known locally as “Zahabu Safi” (Clean Gold), is a five-year program, implemented in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by Global Communities and Levin Sources. The project aims to establish a responsible, commercially viable and conflict-free ASM gold supply chain from eastern DRC.
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.
Doris Buss & Blair Rutherford English
This paper provides an overview of extant research on gender and women’s livelihoods in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), mostly of precious or high-value minerals, and some of the gaps that the papers assembled in this special issue address. This introductory paper also seeks to frame the special issue by questioning the forms of visibility of “women in mining” in policy and scholarly work.
After seven years of success in Colombia, the Somos Tesoro project celebrated its conclusion with a webinar to present its work mobilizing diverse stakeholders in formalizing mining activities and stopping child labor. This webinar features the voices of artisanal mining communities, companies and national authorities who have participated in the project.