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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.

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Using the IGF’s Mining Policy Framework (MPF) as a guide, this assessment report first presents the national development, mining and legal contexts, and then highlights the key strengths, weaknesses and gaps in Suriname’s mining policies and laws, across all six of the MPF’s thematic areas.


Mineral production in Uganda is dominated by artisanal and small-scale mining operations, accounting for 90 per cent of national production and employing almost 200,000 Ugandans. To support the country’s sustainable development efforts, our assessment involved an 11-day field study in Uganda, in which the project team visited mine sites and met with numerous stakeholders from government, civil society and the private sector.