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May 2024

What Makes Minerals and Metals ‘Critical’? A practical guide for governments on building resilient supply chains

This practical guide provides a series of questions that may guide governments when considering the design of strategic policies and roadmaps with respect to the minerals and metals they produce and/or need for resilient industrial supply chains.

This publication is designed to support governments in defining what should be considered as “strategic” or “critical” based on a series of objective criteria, such as their mineral endowments, their national development objectives and priorities, their decarbonization and industrialization pathways, and their importance (and role) in global supply chains.

This report will be available in Spanish soon.