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  • A cement factory

    COVID-19 and global economic ordering: radical shift or more of the same?

    The fallout from COVID-19 has triggered narratives about profound changes to economic ordering. A closer look provides a more complex picture, particularly for countries in the global South.

    24 April 2020 | Blog | Economics
  • Les artisans miniers au Mali

    La nouvelle loi minière du Mali : une amélioration, mais pas pour les artisans miniers

    Mali’s long-awaited mining reforms are here. A mix of progressive and outdated measures, the code must pass parliamentary review before entering into law. We assess the significance of three aspects of the legislation

    8 October 2019 | Blog | Law
  • The Bekily sapphire site is located in the commune of Ambinany, in Toliara, bordering the National Park of Zombitse-Vohibasia (Photo: Andry Rabemanantsoa/GIZ PAGE Madagascar)

    In pictures: Dialogues and pilot projects for better ASM governance in Madagascar

    A pictorial tour of efforts to improve the governance of Madagascar's artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector

    15 March 2017 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • Site de lavage des sables à saphir dans la rivière Fiherenana (Photo: Andry Rabemanantsoa / GIZ PAGE Madagascar)

    Dialogues et projets pilotes pour une meilleure gouvernance du secteur EMAPE à Madagascar

    GIZ à Madagascar a engagé un processus de dialogue afin d'améliorer la gouvernance du secteur de l'exploitation minière artisanale et à petite échelle (EMAPE). Blogueur invité Andry Rabemanantsoa nous donne un aperçu de leur travail à ce jour au travers de ces images

    15 March 2017 | Blog | Energy
  • Sapphire pits to be rehabilitated in Anikilabo, shown during the site visit of the major of a local mining community, Ampasy Nahampoana (Photo: Andry Rabemanantsoa/GIZ PAGE Madagascar)

    Dialogue and action in equal measure

    Svenja Brachmann explains how a GIZ programme in Madagascar is promoting more responsible artisanal and small-scale mining

    13 March 2017 | Blog | Energy
  • Pits at Bekily sapphire mine in Toliara are on average 18 meters deep (Photo: Andry Rabemanantsoa/GIZ PAGE Madagascar)

    Improving governance in Madagascar's artisanal and small-scale mining sector from the ground up

    IIED has been supporting the agency for German development cooperation GIZ and its environmental programme in Madagascar in its work to promote better governance in the Malagasy artisanal and small-scale mining sector

    8 March 2017 | Project | Natural resource management
  • Participants in a focus group for smallholder farmers and land administrators in Mali (Photo: Emily Polack/IIED)

    What makes community engagement meaningful in the extractive industries?

    Getting community engagement right – making sure it is ‘meaningful’ – is critical to the social licence to operate for oil, gas and mining projects

    14 March 2016 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • A collection of resources and images relating to the artisanal and small-scale mining sector compiled by IIED (Photos/images: Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures and IIED)

    A day of sharing ASM knowledge

    Throughout Thursday, June 25, IIED created an online space for dialogue and sharing knowledge and information about the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector

    25 June 2015 | Article | Sustainable markets
  • Employees work deep within a tunnel at the Nsangano Gold Mine, Mawemeru village in Geita District, Tanzania in March 2015 (Photo: Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)

    Laying the foundations for a dialogue series on ASM

    With support from the Ford Foundation, IIED is undertaking a robust research and engagement programme, including the convening of a 'visioning workshop' on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), to lay the foundations for a multi-stakeholder dialogue series on ASM

    24 June 2015 | Project | Sustainable markets
  • Fortunatus Waziri, a driller, works deep within a tunnel at the Nsangano Gold Mine, Mawemeru village in Geita District, Tanzania (Photo: Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)

    IIED to host international ASM day

    IIED will host a day dedicated to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) on Thursday, 25 June, using online networks to connect mining communites across the globe

    19 June 2015 | News | Communication
  • An illustration mapping the interdependent relationships within the ASM sector (Image: Scriberia)

    Illustrating the ASM challenges

    A new image explores the world of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), drawing on interviews with different stakeholders, IIED's own experience of the sector, and our research

    19 June 2015 | Article | Sustainable markets
  • Levocatus Saidi Bujiku has been working as an artisanal miner for about two years (Photo: Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)

    Gold mining: the search for common ground

    To better understand the wide range of people who depend on gold mining, IIED travelled to Tanzania to talk to some of them. Here are some of their stories

    11 June 2015 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • Women crush and separate rocks containing gold ore for extraction at Nsangano Gold Mine, Mawemeru village, Geita, Tanzania (Photo: Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)

    Picturing the ASM space

    Involving a wide range of stakeholders is helping create a common understanding of the issues in addressing artisanal and small-scale mining. Matthew McKernan looks at how IIED’s 'visioning workshop' has helped shape priorities going forward

    5 June 2015 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • IIED's ASM workshop brought together stakeholders from across the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to share their experiences and perspectives (Photo: Teresa Corcoran/IIED)

    Waking the lazy, sleepy giant

    A two-day 'visioning workshop' on artisanal and small-scale mining generated a shared sense of optimism – and a vision to wake up the 'big lazy, sleeping giant" that is government

    21 May 2015 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • Employees work deep within a tunnel at the Nsangano Gold Mine, Mawemeru village in Geita District, Tanzania (Photo: copyright Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)

    A shared long-term vision for ASM

    Diverse stakeholders from across the world of gold mining share a long-term vision of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) as a functional business sector

    29 April 2015 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • Miners work deep within a tunnel at Nsangano gold mine in the Geita District (Photo: copyright Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)

    Gold for life

    Images from Geita District in northwest Tanzania show the diverse range of people that depend on gold mining for their livelihood

    24 April 2015 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • A small-scale mine in Mawemeru village, Geita district, Tanzania (Photo: copyright Brian Sokol/Panos Pictures)

    A mine of information

    As IIED prepares to launch its Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Series on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining with a two-day "visioning workshop" bringing together influential stakeholders, we have pulled together a list of useful resources on ASM.

    20 April 2015 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • The Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation secures houses, sanitation and land rights for members. Communication and participation are central to the way it works (Photo: Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI), Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Do you have the power to influence your own life?

    IIED is keen to open up dialogue across the mining sector, including the voices of the marginalised. Here, Liz Carlile explores the importance of having a voice

    6 March 2015 | Blog | Communication
  • A small mining operation near Garies in the Western Cape, South Africa (Photo: jbdodane, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Stuck between a deposit and a hard place

    Exploration firms and junior mining companies are often the first point of contact with artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), and as such, they have an important voice and role to play

    26 February 2015 | Blog | Energy
  • Ancestral miners rush to find gold and platinum ore at a mine wall opened by medium-scale mining (Photo: Ronald de Hommel)

    Informality and formalisation in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector

    Artisanal and small-scale miners informally produce 15-20 per cent of the world's gold and 80 per cent of its sapphires. Yet the sector faces complex problems. IIED and its partners have published two papers on the risks

    12 November 2014 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • Extractive industry workers are pictured on a beach; a new report recommends that transparency initiatives need to be more inclusive and relevant to local needs for communities most affected by oil, gas or mining projects (Photo: Images)

    Transparency: Giving local communities a window on the extractive industries

    Why transparency initiatives need to be more inclusive and relevant to local needs for communities most affected by oil, gas or mining projects

    28 May 2014 | Blog | Energy
  • Photo: Farah Sevilla, Alyansa Tigil Mina

    How extractive industries can address conflict and build trust with communities

    Giant mining, timber, and oil and gas projects provide lessons in how companies can act to address conflict and build trust in communities their activities affect, according to a new book from the International Institute for Environment and Development.

    25 April 2013 | News | Energy
  • Caspian Energy Initiative

    To help promote transparency and good governance in the energy sector in the Caspian region, we carried out a series of dialogues in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. The aim was to bring industry, government and civil society stakeholders together to discuss key issues and develop plans for future action

    11 November 2011 | Project | Energy
  • The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: "No more hanky panky"

    A global initiative requiring public reporting of revenues from extractive industries could go further

    11 March 2011 | Blog | Governance
  • Was 'Avatar' good for indigenous people?

    The Dongria Kondh, Xikrin Kayapo, and Penan peoples have a lot in common. Not only are they all indigenous groups facing potentially damaging extractive and energy projects on their tribal land, they also share the dubious distinction of being compared to some quirky blue hominids from a certain Hollywood blockbuster. Just a casual Google search for ‘real life avatar’ will reveal a slew of articles arguing that indigenous groups across the world are nothing less than the real life versions of the Na´vi, with harmonious relationships with nature and exotic tribal costumes to boot.

    4 November 2010 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • Managing risks and opportunities in oil and gas industry contracting chains

    This project investigated the relationships between multinational oil and gas companies and their local contractors. IIED focused on the environmental and social performance of local contractors and the ways in which multinational oil and gas companies can ensure that sustainable development principles are adhered to along the supply chain.

    1 October 2010 | Project | Energy
  • New left = new extractivism in Latin America

    It was clear at the recent Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of the Mother Earth in Cochabamba that Latin America´s leftist leaders are taking strong positions on issues of environmental sustainability and respect for indigenous people. But is that rhetoric actually borne out by their domestic policies?

    29 June 2010 | Blog | Climate change
  • A tale of two deltas

    So the ‘junk shot’ of golf balls and shredded tyres failed to plug the Deepwater Horizon gusher in the Gulf of Mexico. There was a strange circularity about BP’s idea of fixing this petroleum-fuelled nightmare by clogging it with petroleum-derived products.

    5 June 2010 | Blog | Energy
  • A meeting of mines

    Bringing together small-scale miners and globalised mining operations could help to find solutions for many of the ills affecting artisanal miners worldwide

    20 April 2010 | Blog | Economics
  • Direct investment in the extractive industries: citizen empowerment for better governance and accountability

    Through our network of partners in oil-producing and mining regions of the world, IIED promoted exchange of knowledge and skills to stimulate dialogue between stakeholders in extractive industries

    10 March 2009 | Project | Sustainable markets
  • Extractive industries and Indigenous and local communities

    This area of work explored the local sustainable development implications of relations between extractive industries, communities and the state, focusing on Arctic communities, particularly in Russia

    25 June 2008 | Project | Sustainable markets
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