2023 State of the ASM Sector report Explore Delve's new report on ASM's contribution to Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality

2023 State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector

The 2023 State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Sector report builds on the analysis from the 2019 report and 2020 report to close further data gaps in the ASM sector. The 2023 Report uses the Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5): “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”” as the framework for analyzing ASM’s contributions to global development.

The 2023 State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Sector report examines whether and how legal frameworks inhibit or promote women’s equality and empowerment in ASM, along with analyzing several other key barriers to women’s participation and empowerment in the sector including social protections and access to occupational health and safety (OHS).

For the first time in its history, the 2023 State of the Sector report collects primary data with support from Delve data collection partners to systematically detail gender inequalities in ASM. Developed by the Delve team, the 2023 Delve State of Sector Survey was launched in November 2022 comprising three questionnaires targeting three stakeholder groups: government officials, leaders of Women in Mining (WIM) groups and artisanal and small-scale miners. View the data and learn more at 2023 State of the ASM Sector report: Survey Data.

Additional Info

Dr. James McQuilken, Dr. Rachel Perks, Dr. Stacy Hope, Itai Mutemeri, Nellie Mutemeri
Publication Year
Associated Partners
Pact, MutConsult
Data Source Classification
Global Report
Research Type
Research Methodology
Thematic Tags
Political, Formalization, Governance, Supply Chains, Economic, Access to Markets, Business Models, Finance, Income, Market Linkages, Value Addition, Social, Child Labor, Community, Employment, Gender, Health and Safety, Human Rights, Labor and Working Conditions, Livelihoods, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, Technological, Education and Training, Equipment, Legal, Land Rights, Laws and Regulations, Licensing, Mineral Rights, Environmental, Land
Colored Gemstones, Diamond, Gold, Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten
Global, Global/Multi-Region
Bolivia, Brazil, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Last Updated
April 23, 2024