Artisanal Mining and Property Rights (AMPR)

Project Countries: Central African Republic
Thematic Issues: Artisanal and Small-scale Mining, Conflict, Environmental and Natural Resource Management Framework
Project Duration: 2018 to 2023
Approximate Funding: $9,774,972

Legal and responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) supply chains can promote peace and stability and provide livelihoods for men and women. However, the ASM sector remains largely informal and rife with criminal activity and corruption. The majority of ASM diamond and gold exports flow through illegal channels, depriving governments of revenues, with diggers and miners suffering from conflict and violence.

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Mobilizing to address COVID-19 in vulnerable diamond and gold mining communities

Legal and responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) supply chains can promote peace and stability and provide livelihoods for men and women. However, the ASM sector remains largely informal and rife with criminal activity and corruption. The majority of ASM diamond and gold exports flow through illegal channels, depriving governments of revenues, with diggers and miners suffering from conflict and violence.

Statement of Jeffrey Haeni, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, on Illicit Mining

Legal and responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) supply chains can promote peace and stability and provide livelihoods for men and women. However, the ASM sector remains largely informal and rife with criminal activity and corruption. The majority of ASM diamond and gold exports flow through illegal channels, depriving governments of revenues, with diggers and miners suffering from conflict and violence.

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