Guidance for Governments
To expand on the direction provided by the IGF’s Mining Policy Framework (MPF), IGF members requested the Secretariat develop guidance documents to support member countries in their implementation of the framework. These documents provide more concrete guidance on managing key issues in the mining sector.
Guidance documents will be developed across the six areas of the framework: legal and policy environment; financial benefit optimization; socioeconomic benefit optimization; environmental management; post-mining transition; and artisanal and small-scale mining.
Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is a complex and diversified sector across much of the developing world. The guidance outlines a step-by-step process includes measures to ensure effective, inclusive strategy development and implementation, as well as effective governance of ASM management.
The IGF has partnered with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Centre for Tax Policy and Administration to combine its mining expertise with the OECD’s knowledge of taxation to design sector-specific solutions to some of the most pressing base erosion challenges facing developing countries.
A modern legislative regime provides clear lines of responsibility and accountability. Such a regime establishes a foundation of good governance that leads to the creation of sustainable benefits over the life of the mine. The IGF’s Guidance for Governments: Legal Framework of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in the Mining Sector is a tool to support policy-makers in developing new legislative regimes.