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.
The IGF supports member countries to build and administer mining fiscal regimes that secure their fair share of revenues from the sector.
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.
PDAC Side Event | Prosperity Unearthed: Building trust through benefit sharing
IGF at 2024 Mining Indaba
Closing Mines, Opening Futures: Fostering gender equality and achieving relinquishment
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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.
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.
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.
Timor-Leste Joins the IGF to Support National Mining Development Goals
IGF Welcomes Guinea Bissau as a New Member
Canada Extends Core Funding to IGF Secretariat
Our work creates policy solutions for a more sustainable mining 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.
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.