New Artisanal Mining Assessment Report Released for Cote d’Ivoire

In Cote d’Ivoire, a UN-imposed embargo on the export of Ivoirian diamonds to other countries has been in place since 2005 due to concerns regarding the control of diamond-mining zones by former rebel groups as well as weak internal controls over the country’s diamond mining sector. Given these concerns and the role USAID’s Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) program has played in helping to improve countries with their Kimberley Process compliance, USAID commissioned an assessment of the land tenure and artisanal mining sector in Cote d’Ivoire in September 2012. Please see the report’s findings here.