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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.

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.

Four Lessons on Communicating ASM from IIED’s Stories of Change Initiative

IIED's ASM dialogues program enables a wide range of stakeholders to collaborate to help transform ASM into an engine of local sustainable development.

Digging Out of Conflict: Can Artisanal Mining Support Peacebuilding?

In conflict zones, artisanal miners are in danger not simply because they operate amid conflict, but also because some armed groups try to use the minerals as a source of financing for the conflict.

IGF Addresses Corporate Tax Avoidance in the Mining Industry

For many resource-rich developing countries, mineral resources present an unparalleled economic opportunity to increase government revenue. Tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) by multinational corporations and weak tax administration threaten ...