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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

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.

Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

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.

Local Content

This guidance document identifies policies to encourage: local procurement of goods and services; direct employment of locals or disadvantaged persons; downstream and horizontal linkages; and building domestic capacity in the mining sector.