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.
November 23, 2017
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 ...
November 07, 2017
Mining companies seeking to understand their responsibilities to protect biodiversity have a new tool: an online inventory of global offset policies.
October 15, 2017
IIED's ASM dialogues program enables a wide range of stakeholders to collaborate to help transform ASM into an engine of local sustainable development.
October 03, 2017
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.
September 20, 2017
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 ...