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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.

Four Ways to Empower Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

Explore four ways gendered impacts of artisanal and small-scale mining can be minimized while promoting economic independence for women artisanal miners.

Paradise Lost? Tax Avoidance in the Headlines, and in the Mining Sector

Alexandra Readhead explores how and why developing country governments need to confront tax base erosion and profit shifting in the mining sector.

The Importance of Understanding the Financial Flows of ASM

ASM is a complex economic sector with implications on economic growth, and social and environmental impacts, on rural poor communities.

How Local Content Policies are Benefitting Ecuador

While conducting a Mining Policy Framework assessment in Ecuador, we were introduced to Catering Las Peñas, a catering company established in the mining camp of Lundin Gold’s Fruta del Norte gold mining project. In a country where large scale mini ...

Guest Column: New Tool Helps Mining Companies Assess Biodiversity Requirements

Mining companies seeking to understand their responsibilities to protect biodiversity have a new tool: an online inventory of global offset policies.