The planetGOLD Knowledge Repository
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Antoinette van der Merwe English
Can blockchain be a substitute for trust relationships to support responsible sourcing from artisanal miners? The main obstacle for using blockchain is to create a link between the physical world (the traded gold) and the digital (the blockchain). While blockchain could contribute to a more transparent gold supply chain, it has a limited ability to ensure responsible sourcing from artisanal miners.
Natalia Uribe English
The content in this blog is the result of the research paper authored by Natalia Uribe Martinez, Standards and Certification manager, as part of her master’s in Development Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at Erasmus Rotterdam University, The Hague, The Netherlands. This research article is being submitted for publication in the Journal Extractive Industries and Society.
UNDP Ecuador/planetGOLD Ecuador, PAGE English
With the aim of reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in the gold recovery process in artisanal mining, UNDP Ecuador and PAGE conducted a study revealing significant gains that artisanal miners, processing plants, laboratories and the state could have if the gold recovery process were transferred to small-scale mining plants with appropriate, mercury-free processes. Read the key results in this fact sheet.
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.
planetGOLD Indonesia, Marcello Veiga English
What is mercury, and what can happen if you are exposed to it? In this comic book created by the planetGOLD Indonesia project with a script by Professor Marcello Veiga, these topics and more are explored through animated characters teaching young audiences fundamental truths about the dangers of mercury in ASGM and how they can avoid it.
Biodiversity Research Institute Nexus3 English
BRI and Nexus3, in collaboration with other nongovernmental organizations, is leading this three-year project, the purpose of which is to support the Government of Indonesia in restricting mercury supplies, especially for the artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector.
Global Communities Partners for Good English
USAID’s Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold Project, known locally as “Zahabu Safi” is a five-year project, implemented in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by Global Communities and Levin Sources. The project is designed to build on recent successes achieved by donor-funded initiatives to export responsibly sourced gold to jewelry buyers in North America and Europe. This learning brief is designed to deepen understanding of the logistical barriers and incentives when transporting, storing, and preparing to export gold from eastern DRC.