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Helping international partners shape a shared vision:  Logframe review for the Sustainability in Chinese Outbound Mining Investment - Sustainable Mining Action Plan (SMAP) project
Case Studies

Helping international partners shape a shared vision: Logframe review for the Sustainability in Chinese Outbound Mining Investment - Sustainable Mining Action Plan (SMAP) project

Learn how our experts guided agencies from China, Germany and the UK to agree a shared vision for promoting greater responsibility in mineral supply chains involving Chinese companies.

Working with the EPRM to improve the M&E framework and baseline for responsible 3TG mining practices in CAHRAs
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Working with the EPRM to improve the M&E framework and baseline for responsible 3TG mining practices in CAHRAs

Our experts supported the EPRM in developing a meaningful baseline to monitor and assess the progress and impact of all its activities.

EPRM Due Diligence Hub: A tailored due diligence portal for responsible mineral supply chains
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EPRM Due Diligence Hub: A tailored due diligence portal for responsible mineral supply chains

Discover how Levin Sources created the Hub’s content and architecture, supported the EPRM Secretariat in its leadership of the Working Group, and strategised the initial communications plan.

Aligning the Fairtrade Standard with conflict-minerals requirements
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Aligning the Fairtrade Standard with conflict-minerals requirements

Discover how our experts helped update the Fairtrade Standard for Gold to align with new requirements and then rolled out a training programme for mining organisations and traders.

Analysis of civil society incident reporting in eastern DRC
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Analysis of civil society incident reporting in eastern DRC

Levin Sources was contracted by a large downstream supply chain actor to provide expert support to their supply chain research and risk assessments for mineral supply chains originating in the DRC.

Industry expectations for LSM-ASM relationships – where do we stand?
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Industry expectations for LSM-ASM relationships – where do we stand?

June 19, 2020, by Angela Jorns

Standards provide a useful pointer for ASM-LSM relationships. Read a summary of these expectations, what they mean in practice, and key emerging trends.

Supporting civil society organisations to engage with ASM | IUCN
Knowledge Centre

Supporting civil society organisations to engage with ASM | IUCN

A guide and webinar featuring an overview for civil society organisations on how to engage with the ASM sector to address some its social and environmental impacts.

The RCM blog series: Introducing The Second Edition of the Regional Certification Mechanism
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The RCM blog series: Introducing The Second Edition of the Regional Certification Mechanism

June 9, 2020, by Adam Rolfe and Mike Loch (Responsible Trade)

A series to help you understand what RCM elements have changed, why they were changed, what this means in practice and how the changes represent a significant improvement.

Revision of the Regional Certification Mechanism of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region
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Revision of the Regional Certification Mechanism of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region

Learn about the collaborative revision process behind the Second Edition of the Regional Certification Mechanism

Market Analysis: artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold from Eastern DRC
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Market Analysis: artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold from Eastern DRC

Discover eight key learnings from our market analysis of ASM gold from Eastern Congo carried out as part of the USAID-funded Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold (CVCFG) Project.

Facilitating access to international gold markets for Artisanal Gold Miners in Eastern Congo
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Facilitating access to international gold markets for Artisanal Gold Miners in Eastern Congo

May 4, 2020, by Rachel Brass and Rosanna Tufo

Discover eight key learnings from our market analysis of ASM gold from Eastern Congo carried out as part of the USAID-funded Commercially Viable Conflict-Free Gold (CVCFG) Project.

Baseline Study of Mining and Socio-Economic Development in the Central African Republic
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Baseline Study of Mining and Socio-Economic Development in the Central African Republic

Levin Sources drafted a report that paved the way for a Central African ASM sector that contributes to socio-economic development, peace and poverty reduction at both community and national levels.

LSM and ASM relationships: from risk management to positive impact
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LSM and ASM relationships: from risk management to positive impact

April 5, 2020, by Estelle Levin-Nally and Dr Fabiana Di Lorenzo

Read sector Insights into how LSM and ASM relationships could move beyond risk management towards positive impact and how donor-funded programmes could provide avenues for reduced-risk engagement with ASM by LSM companies.

ASM, responsible sourcing and COVID-19 – An initial analysis
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ASM, responsible sourcing and COVID-19 – An initial analysis

April 2, 2020, by Adam Rolfe and Levin Sources experts

Covid-19: what impact for ASM and responsible sourcing? Our experts analyse the situation so far.

Creating an actionable strategy to create international leverage of Parties of the Dutch Agreement on Responsible Gold
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Creating an actionable strategy to create international leverage of Parties of the Dutch Agreement on Responsible Gold

How we drew on our experience and network within the international gold sector to deliver an actionable stakeholder strategy that reflected the Gold Agreement

Our training on responsible sourcing and EU Conflict Mineral Regulation is going digital
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Our training on responsible sourcing and EU Conflict Mineral Regulation is going digital

March 23, 2020, by Dr Fabiana Di Lorenzo

Our Responsible Sourcing Training provides you with a concrete understanding of how to implement due diligence in your organisation, on a budget and with limited resources.

Creating an informational due diligence portal for SMEs: due diligence ready! for the European Commission
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Creating an informational due diligence portal for SMEs: due diligence ready! for the European Commission

From information gathering to the communication strategy, discover how we contributed to the implementation of the European Commission due diligence ready! portal.

Government of Ethiopia Ministry of Mines, Petroleum, and Natural Gas (MOMPNG): Gold Technical Training Manual
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Government of Ethiopia Ministry of Mines, Petroleum, and Natural Gas (MOMPNG): Gold Technical Training Manual

Levin Sources and Sudca Development Consultants (Sudca) developed this Gold Technical Training Manual for the JSDF Project and the Government of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Mines, Petroleum, and Natural Gas (MOMPNG). It was financed by the World Bank-administered JSDF grant for support to improve the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of artisanal miners, with a particular emphasis on empowerment of women.

Swiss Development and Cooperation: Low Cost (‘Frugal’) Methods for ASM Environmental Rehabilitation Study
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Swiss Development and Cooperation: Low Cost (‘Frugal’) Methods for ASM Environmental Rehabilitation Study

Our case study of international best practices in ASM rehabilitation draws upon examples from arid and semi-arid ecosystems in Africa, Latin America, and Asia that have demonstrated success and are relevant to the Mongolian context.

Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) in Conflict-Affected DRC: ASM Specialist Study
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Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) in Conflict-Affected DRC: ASM Specialist Study

Levin Sources conducted a specialist ASM study for a client who was in the process of developing a historic gold mine in the conflict-affected district of Ituri in the DRC.

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