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Expert insights and analysis on complex and emerging issues to help mining countries and the industry stay informed on evolving opportunities for good governance in mining.

January 22, 2018
IGF and IIED recently launched a joint report entitled Global ASM Progress: A Review of Key Numbers and Issues, highlighting a number of topics, including six key factors for successful ASM formalization.
January 18, 2018
The financial model of a project is one of the most important documents a mining company will submit as part of a package of documents to get a mining license in most mineral-rich countries. However, this valuable tool seems to be underused by developing country administrations in their interaction with mining companies throughout the life cycle of mines.
December 05, 2017
Explore four ways gendered impacts of artisanal and small-scale mining can be minimized while promoting economic independence for women artisanal miners.
November 28, 2017
Alexandra Readhead explores how and why developing country governments need to confront tax base erosion and profit shifting in the mining sector.
November 24, 2017
ASM is a complex economic sector with implications on economic growth, and social and environmental impacts, on rural poor communities.