PRADD Update: February 2011

The Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) project is a joint initiative of USAID and the Department of State to assist fragile artisanal diamond producing states to fulfill their commitment to comply with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). The project’s objectives are to increase the amount of alluvial diamonds entering the formal chain of custody while improving the benefits accruing to mining communities through an approach of strengthening property rights. Launched in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2007 as a pilot initiative, the project has achieved some noteworthy successes both in national policy reform and in positive impact
on local communities’ livelihoods.

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