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Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD): Legal & Fiscal Regimes for Artisanal Diamond Mining

Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development (PRADD): Legal & Fiscal Regimes for Artisanal Diamond Mining

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Author(s): Jennifer Hinton, Estelle Levin-Nally

Client(s): USAID

Date: Oct 2010


Support for Formalization of ADM in Central African Republic.  This Comparative Study assesses how artisanal diamond miners can be incentivised to formalise their activities through reduced costs of licensing, royalties, taxes, and fees.

Detailed case studies from diamond producing countries—Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guyana, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)—and general experiences from several other ASM countries provide interesting insights.

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