This report assess the artisanal diamond-mining sector in Côte d’Ivoire in view of possible future US government (USG)-funded assistance to the country in support of achieving and maintaining compliance with Kimberley Process (KP) requirements. The type of assistance under consideration is in part inspired by USAID initiatives in support of KP requirements based on a property rights approach being implemented in the Central African Republic (CAR) and Liberia. However, the mission’s assignment extends only to general identification of programmatic opportunities in Côte d’Ivoire for consideration of decision makers evaluating prospects for a potential assistance program. Actual design of such an assistance program and its activities, in the event that the decision is taken to proceed to a next step, will be conducted subsequent to the present sector assessment. The ambition of the present assessment is to inform any potential future design efforts by providing all pertinent baseline information and analysis regarding the artisanal diamond-mining sector in Côte d’Ivoire.
October 1, 2012
Project Design and Implementation