IGF Member Governments are committed to implementing their sustainable mining goals.
Seven members have requested assistance from the IGF Secretariat in evaluating their policies through Mining Policy Framework (MPF) Assessments.
The IGF has completed three MPF Assessments to date – in the Dominican Republic, Uganda and Madagascar [[HYPERLINKS PLEASE]] – and is in the process of conducting four more in Senegal, Mongolia, Suriname and Burkina Faso.
For more information on how the process works please click here [[(link to assessment page)]]. Please see below for reports on assessments conducted to date.
IISD, with support from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), worked with three member states of the IGF—the Dominican Republic, Uganda and Madagascar—to help them operationalize practices consistent with the MPF.
This was a two-part process, beginning with an assessment of each country’s national laws and policies, and their corresponding readiness to implement the MPF. For this first part of the process, the assessments measured the readiness of the three member states to implement the six pillars of the MPF through existing government laws, policies and measures. The assessments were then used to help governments target their efforts in implementing the MPF, to inform capacity-building efforts, and to allow for monitoring of progress over time. The second part of the project focused specifically on the capacity-building element.
The report synthesizes some of the key findings from the assessments and the capacity-building workshops.
This report presents the assessment for Uganda, with a view to: helping the government target their efforts in implementing the MPF; informing capacity-building efforts; and allowing for monitoring of progress over time.
This report presents the assessment for Madagascar, with a view to: helping the government target their efforts in implementing the MPF; informing capacity-building efforts; and allowing for monitoring of progress over time.
This report is the result of desk-based research, and an 11-day field study in the Dominican Republic with visits to mining areas and numerous discussions with a range of stakeholders. A summary of the major findings from each of the six MPF themes (legal and policy environment; financial benefit optimization; socioeconomic benefit optimization; environmental management; post-mining transition; and artisanal and small-scale mining) helps identify the major characteristics of the Dominican Republic’s mining law and policy framework. The report also contains a strength-weakness analysis and recommended key priority areas.