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The IGF supports its member governments with a number of services including in-county assessments, capacity building, technical assistance, guidance documents, and events such as our Annual General Meeting. The goal is to help countries develop and implement the mining laws and policies to ensure negative impacts are limited and benefits are shared.

IGF Impact Stories show how the Secretariat’s work has helped member countries improve mining governance.

Empowering Officials to Realize the Financial Benefits of Mining in Senegal

We helped Senegal address persistent risks to revenue related to tax base erosion and profit shifting in the mining sector.

Strengthening Uganda’s Legal and Policy Framework

Uganda's new Mining and Mineral Policy reflects the IGF's recommendations on strengthening the legal context, increasing consultation with local communities, and formalizing ASM operations, among others.

Growing Skills to Advance Gender Governance in Mining in 90 Countries

The IGF and partners launched a 4-week massive online open course Gender and Mining Governance that reached more 1,300 participants from 90 countries.
A photograph of ASM workshop participants proudly holding their certificates.

One Partnership Impacting 30 Countries: Managing ASM across Africa with PanAfGeo

The IGF and PanAfGeo strengthened capacity to assist and guide ASM miners to adopt safer and more sustainable practices while providing policy-makers with the tools needed to develop national strategies for ASM management.

Helping Honduras Formalize Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners

The IGF played an important role in supporting the Government of Honduras to formalize artisanal and small-scale miners.