Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) Pilot Program – Guinea: Preparatory Mission Report

A mission to Guinea (November 4–20, 2007) confirmed the interest of government authorities and private and civil society stakeholders in receiving the Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD) pilot project sponsored by the Department of State (Bureau for African Affairs) and USAID (Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade). PRADD is an element of the US Government’s support to the Kimberley Process (KP) aimed at assisting countries participating in KP to improve the quality of internal controls over the production and sale of artisanal, alluvial diamonds through an innovative approach focused on clarifying and reinforcing property rights.