A look at various formalization efforts within the artisanal and small-scale mining sector around the world to provide policymakers with key lessons of how they can create an enabling environment for the sector. The paper includes three cases studies: Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mongolia.
Learn about how IMPACT is partnering with Consensas, a technology company to create a unique solution that allows companies to confidently source their minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas, while supporting upstream supply chain actors to progressively meeting international market standards.
Just Gold: Bringing Responsible and Conflict-Free Gold from Artisanal Mines to International Markets
Learn about the Just Gold project and how it is supporting artisanal mining communities in areas where security and human rights are at risk.
An overview of the Kimberley Process and the issues that threaten its credibility.
This brief highlights key recommendations to address challenges women face in the artisanal mining sector in Rwanda and increase opportunities for their empowerment.
This brief highlights key recommendations to address challenges women face in the artisanal mining sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo and increase opportunities for their empowerment.
This brief highlights key recommendations to address challenges women face in the artisanal mining sector in Uganda and increase opportunities for their empowerment.
This brief highlights key findings of research studying the role of women in the artisanal mining sector. It provides a snapshot of challenges and opportunities for women’s empowerment in artisanal mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Only available in French.
This brief highlights key findings of research into women and artisanal mining in the Great Lakes region by Partnership Africa Canada, Carleton University, and Development Research and Policy Analysis Centre for the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program.
This guide was produced by the Kimberley Process (KP) Civil Society Coalition, a group of civil society organizations working on the issue of conflict diamonds. The guide aims to provide an introduction to the Kimberley Process for civil society and other interested stakeholders. It gives an introduction to the history, operations and structure of the KP, as well as an overview of those involved. It also includes the views of civil society on the KP’s shortcomings and improvements required. Finally, there is a glossary of terms and a bibliography of resources for further information.
Diamond Industry Annual Reviews
This series of annual reviews examined the diamond industry in the countries most affected by conflict diamonds. These ‘watching briefs’ allowed for comparisons and benchmarking in order to measure progress from one year to the next. The reviews were developed in collaboration with African civil society organizations.
International Diamond Industry Annual Review
Angola Diamond Industry Annual Review
DRC Congo Diamond Industry Annual Reviews
Democratic Republic of Congo 2007 Joint publication with CENADEP in Kinshasa
Democratic Republic of Congo 2005 Joint publication with CENADEP in Kinshasa
Democratic Republic of Congo 2004 Joint publication with CENADEP in Kinshasa
Sierra Leone Industry Annual Reviews
Sierra Leone 2006 Joint publication with Network Movement for Justice and Development in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone 2005 Joint publication with Netwok Movement for Justice and Development in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone 2004 Joint publication with Netwok Movement for Justice and Development in Sierra Leone
Other Facets was PAC’s periodic newsletter on the international effort to end diamond-related conflict, human rights abuses and corruption around the world.
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