Effective and inclusive ASM management helps governments realize gender equality, economic prosperity, and social development while safeguarding the environment.
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.
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
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.
Effective environmental management regimes focus on key priorities such as water, biodiversity, mine waste, and emergency preparedness and response throughout mine development.
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 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
Global Conference on The Future of Resource Taxation
Beneath the Surface: Women and the Mine of the…
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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.
May 17, 2023
Women’s Employment in Mining: Data analysis details the relationship between education and opportunity
While it is important to encourage women and girls to pursue higher education, gaining relevant experience and skills is essential for them to obtain and advance employment in the mining industry.
December 19, 2022
Critical Minerals Trends: Broad strokes becoming clear, details difficult to predict
Critical minerals demand projections do not factor in evolving technologies, efforts to find mineral substitutes to reduce geopolitical risks, and recycling may affect the demand for critical minerals.
IGF and OECD Invite Public Comments on Draft Guidance…
IGF and NCEA Sign 3-Year MoU to Provide Technical…
Zimbabwe joins the IGF to Strengthen Mining Governance
Our work creates policy solutions for a more sustainable mining sector.
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