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.
This guidance is a tool to support policy-makers in developing new legislative regimes for ESIA and Environmental management. It includes a summary of international best practices and examples, strategies, and tools to aid in evaluating and improving such legal frameworks.