sharing in governance of extractive industries
The creation of a global standard on local procurement reporting for mining companies will be discussed in the latest IIED seminar on 10 June, featuring Jeff Geipel, founder and managing director of Mining Shared Value.
Most mine sites spend more money on procurement of goods and services than they do on on taxes, employees and community investment combined. Mining has massive potential benefit for economic and social development in host countries. But civil society and…Continue
A new paper looks at the opportunities for interactions between large, medium, artisanal and small-scale #mining in Tanzania --> https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0301420718307189
Millions of people in some of the world’s poorest countries depend on diamond mining for a living. Yet a focus on dealing with so-called ‘blood diamonds’ stops a wider conversation about how to help these people thrive.
Diamond mining is not without controversy. High-profile campaigns in the late 1990s and noughties coined the phrase ‘blood diamonds’…Continue
Transforming artisanal mining through foreign investment?
Artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) has long been a mainstay of Tanzania’s rural economy, contributing to the livelihoods of more than three million Tanzanians. ASM is nonetheless yet to realise its full development potential, with the sub-sector continuing to be beset by social, environmental and economic…Continue