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Dealing for Development? A Study of Diamond Marketing and Pricing in Sierra Leone

Dealing for Development? A Study of Diamond Marketing and Pricing in Sierra Leone

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Author(s): Estelle Levin-Nally, Lansana Gberie

Client(s): Diamond Development Initiative (DDI)

Date: Mar 2006


The aim of the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), and thus of this report, is to enhance human security in artisanal diamond mining areas, contributing to making artisanal mining less conflict prone and more beneficial to the labourers, miners, and communities, and the regions and countries in which they work.

As a result of the “conflict diamonds” problem, national and international attention has focused on the movement of diamonds from Sierra Leone into the international system, resulting in Sierra Leone’s pioneering implementation of the Certificate of Origin, closely followed by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS).

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