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The IGF publishes blogs by Secretariat staff and guest authors on important issues for mining countries and other stakeholders. These blogs do not represent the views or opinions of the IGF Secretariat or its member countries.

Can New Mining Technologies Strengthen Community Resilience?

New mining technologies may affect local communities and community relations positively or negative. It all depends on the how well all stakeholders – industry, government, and communities – anticipate and manage this transition.

Three Emerging Policy Trends for Critical Minerals in Latin America

Latin American countries host many of the resources needed for the energy transition and policy-makers in the region are already advancing policies to help countries benefit from critical minerals.

New Tech and Mining’s Future: Will prospects improve for women?

Mining is traditionally associated with heavy and manual-intensive labour. Accordingly, the mining sector is one of the most male-dominated sectors, with women making up only 5% to 10% of the large-scale mining workforce. In Mexico, women represented ...

Reforming Mining Revenue Collection Will Help Fund Sustainable Development Goals

Maximizing the financial returns on mineral wealth is critical is crucial for resource-rich developing countries.

Five Ways Mining Policy-Makers Can Support Gender Equality through Community Development

We break down five recommendations for governments to establish good policy instruments that help remedy longstanding gender inequalities.