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Assessments and Reports

IGF member governments are committed to implementing their sustainable mining goals.

Numerous members have requested assistance from the IGF Secretariat in evaluating their policies through Mining Policy Framework (MPF) Assessments.

The IGF is working with a voluntary selection of its member states to help them operationalize practices consistent with the IGF’s Mining Policy Framework (MPF). The first assessments were carried out in 2014 in the Dominican Republic, Madagascar and Uganda. Based on the success of these initial evaluations, the IGF now conducts three or four assessments each year, in response to member requests.

The results of these assessments are published in order to help governments target their efforts in implementing the MPF, to inform capacity-building efforts and to allow for monitoring of progress over time.

Find out more about how the process works online. Please see below for reports on assessments conducted to date.


This report for the Government of Panama includes a thorough assessment of the country’s mining policies and specific recommendations to help Panama leverage its mining sector for sustainable development and poverty reduction.


This assessment report identifies strengths and weaknesses in Honduras’ legal and policy framework for mining and makes recommendations for the government.


This report first presents Jamaica’s development, mining, and legal contexts. It then highlights the key strengths and gaps in Jamaica’s mining policies and laws across six thematic areas before making recommendations for further capacity building and reform.


This assessment report details gaps and opportunities related to post-mining transition and environmental management linked to Ecuador’s new large-scale mining sector, and recommendations for improved governance and capacity building.


Since independence, the mining sector has been the backbone of the Mauritanian economy. To support greater modernization of this vital economic sector and to design a more effective mining legal regime, the Mauritanian government underwent an MPF Assessment.