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A Golden Opportunity: Artisanal And Small-Scale Gold Mining In Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, it is estimated that artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) provides a direct livelihood for more than one million people—critical in a country grappling with high unemployment. Consensus is growing among key ASM stakeholders that the government’s policy shift toward increasing economic emphasis on ASM gold creates both an immediate need and an important opportunity to formalize the ASM sector. This report presents and analyses the results of a scoping study that Pact conducted on artisanal and small-scale mining for gold and gold trading in Zimbabwe between September and December 2014. The study was Phase 1 of the “Formalizing Artisanal Gold Mining and Trading in Zimbabwe Project”; study results will be utilized to plan an intervention that can contribute to the formalization of Zimbabwe’s ASM sector.

The study touches on several themes, business and economic development, environment, health, and gender, policy.

Additional Info

Author(s)
Pact
Publication Year
2016
Associated Partners
Chamber of Mines, Zimbabwe
Language
English
Publishing Institution Webpage
https://www.pactworld.org/mines-markets
Data Source Classification
Program Report
Research Type
Secondary
Research Methodology
Secondary - PREVIOUS RESEARCH
Thematic Tags
Political, Formalization, Governance, Economic, Access to Markets, Social, Community, Employment, Health and Safety, Technological, Education and Training, Equipment, Legal, Land Rights, Laws and Regulations, Licensing, Mineral Rights, Environmental, Mercury
Minerals
Gold
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country
Zimbabwe
Last Updated
October 2, 2019