Archive of: 2005

  • Intergovernmental Mining Forum

    Intergovernmental Mining Forum

    Press Release on the Creation of the Intergovernmental Mining Forum

  • Illicit gem sapphire mining in Madagascar

    Illicit gem sapphire mining in Madagascar

    Criminalisation and the politics of governance: illicit gem sapphire mining in Madagascar

  • STATEMENT on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development

    STATEMENT on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development

    Statement by the United Kingdom to the Inaugural Meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development.

  • Report of the Proceedings of the DDII Conference

    Report of the Proceedings of the DDII Conference

    - Accra, October 2005

    How can artisanal mining, the dominant mode of diamond production in several African countries, be made more efficient and beneficial to the miners, and to the countries in which they work?

  • Background Paper on Macroeconomic Issues

    Background Paper on Macroeconomic Issues

    - by Chaim Even-Zohar, August 2005

    This paper reviews challenges and opportunities for positive change in the macroeconomic environments of Africa’s alluvial diamond producing countries, focusing particularly on the artisanal sector.

  • Background Paper on Micro Development Issues

    Background Paper on Micro Development Issues

    - by Ian Smillie, August 2005

    Why is the DDII Important at a Micro Economic Level? What are the constraints to a free, fair and competitive market for artisanal diamond miners? Are there entry points, pressure points or “choke points” that might advance initiatives that aim to support artisanal miners? Are there positive and/or negative lessons from current or previous initiatives? What capacities exist to deal with the challenges and opportunities? What additional capacities are needed? What more do we need to know? Who needs to be involved in taking the issue forward?

  • Background, Aims and Objectives of the Association for Responsible Mining

    Background, Aims and Objectives of the Association for Responsible Mining

    Describes the Background, Aims and Objectives of the Association for Responsible Mining.

  • Millennium Development Goals and Small Scale Mining

    Millennium Development Goals and Small Scale Mining

    Millennium Development Goals and Small Scale Mining Workshop report by CASM, presented at A Conference for Forging Partnerships in Action. World Bank, 2005.

  • An Integrated Review for Development Planning

    An Integrated Review for Development Planning

    “Environmental devastation, perilous work practices, pervasive poverty, HIV/AIDS, deplorable infrastructure, child labour and scant social services – these are a few descriptors of conditions in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities1 in more than 55 mainly developing countries throughout the world.” 2005.

  • Facts on Child Labour in Small Scale Mining

    Facts on Child Labour in Small Scale Mining

    “While children are rarely found working for large international or national enterprises, child labour is often a serious problem in local, small-scale gemstone and mineral mining operations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.” 2003.

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