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IGF-WIMOWA Gender and Mining Governance Workshop: Enhancing women’s voices and participation in West Africa

This report covers how IGF developed and delivered a tailored workshop on gender and mining governance for stakeholders in 13 West African nations.

Mine Closure Policies in South America

Latin American governments are moving away from relying on mining companies to follow best practices on mine closure toward developing national legislation to ensure compliance. Chile and Peru are leading the way with national mine closure legislation that requires mining operations to provide financial assurance to cover closure liabilities.

Mining Policy Framework Assessment: Panama

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.

ASM and COVID-19: IGF member survey of challenges and opportunities

This report looks at the responses to the IGF’s survey of member countries about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their respective artisanal and small-scale mining sectors.

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining and COVID-19: Responding to the pandemic

This brief outlines some of the main challenges to ASM sector support and regulation in the context of the global pandemic, and points tentatively to how governments could move forward with effective ASM sector management in the coming months.