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Seminar: Mining local procurement – a necessary lever to overcome the resource curse

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 official development…See More
Jun 4
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Can large and small-scale miners forge linkages in the era of resource nationalism?

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/S0301420718307189Highlights:A gradual shift in Tanzanian policies towards facilitating ASM can be observedFrom an ASM perspective the development is ambiguous as implementation faltersThe redistribution of rights and revenues…See More
May 23
IIED posted a blog post

Can large and small-scale miners forge linkages in the era of resource nationalism?

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/S0301420718307189Highlights:A gradual shift in Tanzanian policies towards facilitating ASM can be observedFrom an ASM perspective the development is ambiguous as implementation faltersThe redistribution of rights and revenues…See More
May 22
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International Institute for Environment and Development
Type of Organisation
International Organisation
Website
http://www.iied.org/towards-inclusive-responsible-mining
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Policy research organisation
About My Work
IIED builds bridges: between local and global, policy and practice, rich and poor, government and private sector, and across diverse interest groups.

Our work on small and large-scale mining supports multi-stakeholder dialogue, promotes local voices and explores innovations that help deliver more inclusive and accountable mining sector – with empowered local communities, enlightened decision makers and sensitivity to the rights and responsibilities of all stakeholders.
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gold, oil and natural gas, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, redistribution and sustainable development
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Seminar: Mining local procurement – a necessary lever to overcome the resource curse

Posted on June 4, 2019 at 12:24 0 Comments

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…

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Can large and small-scale miners forge linkages in the era of resource nationalism?

Posted on May 22, 2019 at 22:11 0 Comments

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

Highlights:

  • A gradual shift in Tanzanian policies towards facilitating ASM can be observed
  • From an ASM perspective the development is ambiguous as implementation…
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Sustainable development and artisanal mining: time to broaden the ‘blood diamonds’ conversation?

Posted on December 6, 2018 at 18:07 0 Comments

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’…

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The new face of informality in the Tanzanian mineral economy

Posted on March 23, 2018 at 22:27 0 Comments

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…

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