The Relationship Between Local Procurement Strategies of Mining Companies & Their Regulatory Environments, Namibia and South Africa

Access to Finance for Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners: Imagining Alternatives and Creating Opportunities – USE-CASE #2

USE CASE #2: A Government-backed Credit Scheme for Miners in Rwanda   In this series, CIRDI is working with our global partner mix to highlight models for tackling a critical […]

Accountable Mining: A Risk Assessment of the Environmental Assessment Processes – Canada National Report

Environmental assessments (EAs) are critical components of mining licensing and permitting processes. In this report, Transparency International Canada analyzes the transparency and accountability of EA processes in three of Canada’s […]

Governance and Technical Rapid Response Intervention for the Community Tailing Facility “El Tablón”

The “El Tablón” community tailings facility (CTFET) in Ecuador was designed to mitigate the environmental impacts of the tailings produced in the Zaruma-Portovelo mining district. Unfortunately, the lack of effective […]

Estimation of the Ecological and Human Health Risk of Mercury in a Mangrove Area of the La Puntilla Estuary, El Oro, Ecuador

Abstract: Present study focused on the evaluation of total mercury concentration and the estimation of ecological risk (Er), the ecological risk index (IR); and the toxic risk or hazard quotient […]

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Mapping the South African Ecosystem

The Government of South Africa is contemplating policy reforms that will advance its transformation agenda in the mining sector. Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) is recognised as a potential pathway […]

Assessing Drivers for “Formalization Readiness” in ASM Communities in Kenya: Understanding the Role of Cooperatives

This study came at the request of the Kenyan State Department of Mining. Given the emphasis on ASM cooperatives in supporting the formalization process within national and county government policy, […]

TransMAPE Project Report

  Since 2016, The Canadian International Resources and Development Insitute was working with the government of Ecuador to support the sustainable development of the artisanal and small-scale mining sector. In […]

TRANSMAPE. Community Engagement for the Transformation of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining and Social Learning

Concepts and Lessons from the Transmape Project in Ecuador This project report provides a general account of the completed activities and deliverables achieved in the CIRDI TransMAPE-Ecuador project, “Education for […]

Participatory Environmental Monitoring Committees in Mining Contexts

The report entitled “Participatory Environmental Monitoring Committees in Mining Contexts: Lessons from Nine Case Studies in Four Latin American Countries” [Comités de Monitoreo Ambiental Participativo en Contextos Mineros: Lecciones a […]

Forum on Supporting Effective Mining Local Procurement Strategies and Best Practices in Namibia

In February 2017, as a result of a joint collaborative research project funded by Global Affairs Canada (The Relationship between Local Procurement Strategies of Mining Companies and Their Regulatory Environments, […]

Mining Community Benefits In Ghana: a Case Of Unrealized Potential

This project is designed to examine the overall benefits of mining to local communities in Ghana through the lens of community benefits agreements (CBAs) in order to make policy recommendations […]

The Rise in Conflict Associated with Mining Operations: What Lies Beneath? Full Report

This study explores the nature and root causes of mining-related conflict. A more systematic understanding of conflict can help all stakeholders to apply preventive rather than reactive measures, and to […]

The Role of Host Governments in Enabling or Preventing Conflict Associated with Mining – Abridged version

This study is the second phase (Phase 2) of an ongoing research project to improve understanding about the rise in conflict associated with mining operations around the world, particularly in […]

Implementing the Ahafo Benefit Agreements: Seeking Meaningful Community Participation at Newmont’s Ahafo Gold Mine in Ghana

In 2008, ten communities in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana entered into agreements with Newmont Ghana to govern company-community relations, ensure local job creation, and share the benefits of […]

The Relationship Between Local Procurement Strategies of Mining Companies and Their Regulatory Environments: A Comparison of South Africa and Namibia

This project examines the local procurement regulatory frameworks of South Africa and Namibia and the extent to which the local procurement strategies of the mining companies that operate within those […]

The Rise in Conflict Associated with Mining Operations: What Lies Beneath?

This study explores the nature and root causes of mining-related conflict. A more systematic understanding of conflict can help all stakeholders to apply preventive rather than reactive measures, and to […]