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The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) is a voluntary initiative supporting more than 75 nations committed to leveraging mining for sustainable development to ensure negative impacts are limited and financial benefits are shared. Members have access to a number of resources, including IGF’s Guidance for Governments, Mining Policy Framework and capacity-building and training opportunities.

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Our Work

In-depth guidance covering the critical policy areas for member countries implementing IGF's Mining Policy Framework.

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Mining Policy Framework

Setting out concrete objectives and processes for good governance in the mining sector.

Capacity Building and Training

Tailored programs available on request to members to assist with all aspects of mining policy.


The IGF is thankful for its partners committed to leveraging mining for sustainable development. Learn more about our partnerships.


The IGF is a voluntary initiative with more than 75 member nations. Learn more about our current members or how to become one.


The IGF is devoted to optimizing the benefits of mining to achieve poverty reduction, inclusive growth, social development and environmental stewardship. Learn more.