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IGF is the leading intergovernmental centre of excellence in mining and sustainable development. Explore our recent announcements, blog posts and reports below, or visit our press kit for information relevant to media outlets.

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OECD and IGF Release First Set of Practice Notes for Developing Countries on BEPS Risks in Mining

For many resource-rich developing countries, mineral resources present a significant economic opportunity to increase government revenue. Tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), combined with gaps in the capabilities of tax authorities in develo ...

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IGF Issues State of Sustainability Review of Standards and the Extractive Economy

A new study from the IGF and IISD highlights how multistakeholder, market-based voluntary sustainability initiatives (VSIs) can promote more sustainable production practices, often at the global level.

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Formalizing Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining for Inclusive Sustainable Development

Many countries have embarked on a quest for what seems to be some sort of Holy Grail: the formalization of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector. UNITAR's handbook can help them achieve this goal.

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Can Local Content Policies Encourage Local Value Addition of Raw Minerals?

**Français à suivre** The exploitation of mineral resources does not automatically translate into industrial development. This can be seen in many countries that are struggling to develop activities to enhance the benefits of their subsoils’ a ...