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IGF Mining

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

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

Environmental Management

Financial Benefits

Gender Equality

Local Content Policies

Mine Closure and Post-Mining Transition

New Technologies


IGF 20th Annual General Meeting

The IGF's 20th  Annual General Meeting is scheduled for November 18-20, 2024, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, hosted by UN Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
November 18, 2024
to November 20, 2024
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Conference on the Future of Resource Taxation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Bringing together government officials from ministries of mining, finance, and revenue authorities, as well as industry, civil society, academia, and international organizations, to dis
September 30, 2024
to October 02, 2024
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2024 Mining and Sustainability Forum of the Americas

The IGF and IDB will host the 2024 Mining and Sustainability Forum of the Americas in Lima, Peru.
September 12, 2024
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May 02, 2024

Updates to UN and OECD Model Tax Treaties Aim to Stop Mining Revenue Leakage

How do new proposals from the UN and OECD seek to address concerns from resource-rich countries about revenue risks associated with tax treaties?

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April 10, 2024

Variable Royalties for Mineral Price Volatility in the Energy Transition

Careful design and implementation of these variable royalties could prove worthwhile for many countries, especially as mineral price volatility is likely to increase in the energy transition.

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January 10, 2024

Argentina Pulling Policy Levers to Maximize Lithium Benefits

Argentina is using a number of policy tools to ensure lithium extraction fully benefits the nation.

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IGF Launches Fundamentals of Gender Equality Challenge  

The IGF is challenging our member countries to take action to support gender equality in the mining sector.
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The IGF Welcomes Comoros as 85th Member Country

Comoros has joined the IGF, becoming the organization’s 85th member.
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Chile Joins IGF to Contribute to the Global Transition

Chile has become the 84th member country of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).
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Our Impact

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

Setting a Benchmark Price for Phosphate to Bring Financial Benefits to Senegal

The IGF helped Senegal establish a phosphate reference price to improve revenue collection in the sector.

Argentina Gets Innovative With Export Duty, Uses Financial Modelling to Unlock Economic Potential

The IGF helped Argentina to financially model mining development projects to assess how fiscal regimes may be affecting mining investment decisions.
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.