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


Our vision

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.


Core Components

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.

We invite you to: