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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.

Unlocking the Potential for Local Value Addition in the Construction Raw Materials Sector in India and Indonesia

This study focuses on two urban centres in India and Indonesia and includes a value chain analysis of selected construction raw materials, identifies environmental and socioeconomic market barriers, potentials, and opportunities.

Local Content Responses to COVID-19 and Automation? The Answer is Data

With the impacts of COVID-19 and increasing automation, detailed data is even more important for governments to understand mining sector requirements.  

Three Ways COVID-19 Shows Vulnerable Workers Need Stronger Social Protections Now

What can governments and industry do to ensure vulnerable workers aren’t left behind when the next pandemic strikes?

Mining During and After COVID-19: A perspective from IndustriALL Global Union

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the future and prepared trade unions for the new world of work in mining post-COVID-19, the authors say.

Commentary: Reform mining tax systems to rebuild post-pandemic public finances

In the post-Covid world, governments need to do a resource tax policy rethink.