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The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) supports governments to advance good mining governance for the betterment of communities, economies, and the environment.

We help governments around the globe further gender equality, support livelihoods, manage ecosystems, and optimize social and financial benefits in large and small-scale mining operations.

Our Work

We help governments strengthen their laws and policies to achieve their short and long-term sustainable development goals.

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

Effective and inclusive ASM management helps governments realize gender equality, economic prosperity, and social development while safeguarding the environment.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

ESIAs are a key tool for governments to anticipate and manage how mining operations affect communities and natural landscapes over the full life cycle of a mine.

Environmental Management

Effective environmental management regimes focus on key priorities such as water, biodiversity, mine waste, and emergency preparedness and response throughout mine development.

Gender Equality

As a driving force for sustainable livelihoods, communities, and environments, women’s meaningful participation in mining is critical to move the sector towards sustainability.

Local Content Policies

Policy-makers can use local content policies for inclusive, gender-equitable, and sustainable socio-economic development for governments, companies, and communities alike.

Mine Closure and Post-Mining Transition

Well-planned and executed mine closure and post-mining land use helps governments foster environmental integrity and the well-being of local communities.

New Technologies

New mining technologies are rapidly transforming the mining sector with major implications for workers, communities, companies, and governments.

Tax Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

Addressing gaps in existing national and international tax helps governments maximize revenues from mining to promote sustainable development goals.


IGF 19th Annual General Meeting

The IGF's 19th  Annual General Meeting is scheduled for November 7-9, 2023, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, hosted by UNCTAD. The theme is Sharing Mining Benefits in the Energy Tr
November 07, 2023
to November 09, 2023
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The Future of Mining Taxation

A webinar to discuss how countries can adapt their mining tax policies to respond to climate change, automation, and the global tax justice movement.
October 12, 2023
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2023 Mining and Sustainability Forum of the Americas

The event will focus on the emerging challenges and opportunities in the Americas related to the increasing demand for critical minerals for a low-carbon energy transition.
October 03, 2023
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September 26, 2023

Mining Fiscal Tools Should Offer Simplicity, Participation, Fairness, and Compensation

Governments want innovative and effective fiscal policies for the mining sector that offer simplicity, participation, fairness, and compensation.

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June 19, 2023

The OECD–G20 International Tax Reforms and Mining: Implications for IGF members

Many multinational mining companies will be subject to the new global tax rules and governments should understand the new rules may interact with their domestic fiscal regime for extractives.

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June 01, 2023

Gender Impact Assessment Tools for Mining Remain on the Shelf

The gap between the broad range of available tools and resources for integrating gender into impact assessments and their lack of use highlights how decision-makers continue to overlook women and girls in mining communities.

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Canada Extends Core Funding to IGF Secretariat

The Government of Canada has committed CAD $5.4 million over four years to support the IGF Secretariat.
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IGF Welcomes Continued Programmatic Support from the Government of the United Kingdom

The IGF welcomes the recent statement from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom announcing its support for the Global Mining Tax Initiative (GMT
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Registration Is Open for the 19th IGF Annual General Meeting

Registration is now open for the IGF’s 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM), the leading international forum for government officials working on mining policy.
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Our Impact

Our work creates policy solutions for a more sustainable mining sector.

IGF and OECD experts with government officials in Guinea

Establishing a Reference Price for Bauxite Gets Fair Returns for Guinea

The IGF worked with Guinea to establish a benchmark price for bauxite.

Transfer Pricing Audit Capacity Pays Dividends for Mongolia

The IGF partnered with international organizations to help Mongolia strengthen revenue collection from its mining sector.

Laying the Foundation for Mine Closure Legislation in Argentina

The IGF played an instrumental role in establishing national guidelines for mine closure policies in Argentina.

Fostering Advocates for Gender and Mining Governance in 133 Nations

Our expanded e-learning course reached a wider audience, including French- and Spanish-speaking participants in Latin America and West Africa.

Driving Mining Policy Improvement Across West Africa

Since 2015, the IGF Secretariat has trained more than 250 senior public officials from the UEMOA region in 11 workshops on various themes based on the expressed needs of the participant