What Can You Learn From 10 Million Miners?
The low technology, labor-intensive sector known as artisanal and small-scale mining, or ASM, provides a critical livelihood for millions of people around the globe. Artisanal miners produce a large portion of the world’s minerals and gemstones and endure difficult, hazardous conditions.
But there is so much more to the story.
That’s why we’re building DELVE, a global online data platform on ASM.
Collect, analyze & share data
Inform policy-making & interventions
Improve miners' lives
A world in which artisanal and small-scale mining is recognized as an important contributor to global development.
Activities per Region
The database will give...
|NGOs||a platform to showcase outcomes and learning, the ability to connect with other ASM-related organizations, and resources to inform program design and implementation.|
|Multilaterals||the space to showcase and monitor the progress of initiatives and interventions, a deeper collective understanding of the impacts and challenges facing the sector, and the information needed to make decisions about resource allocation and interventions.|
|Governments||a means to monitor and manage their domestic ASM sector, and the ability to analyze economic, social and environmental impacts to inform policy decisions.|
|Academia||the opportunity to share research and learning with the global ASM community, and access to credible data sources on global, regional and local scales.|
|The private sector||links to downstream-upstream connections, critical information to ensure supply chain due diligence, and improved partnerships for corporate social responsibility.|
|The media||access to accurate ASM statistics and a network to find relevant ASM projects and contacts.|
|Miners||a chance to showcase their work and worth and access new resources for advocacy and business opportunities.|
How you can help
We can’t build this database alone. A diverse group of stakeholders is now coming together to contribute to this powerful tool. Whether you represent a government agency, NGO, academia or the private sector, your participation is critical.