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

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

Levin Sources and Sudca Development Consultants (Sudca) developed this Gemstones 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.

Follow the Money: Financial Flows linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Sierra Leone

Follow the Money: Financial Flows linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Sierra Leone

Alongside the launch of ‘Follow the Money: A handbook for identifying financial flows linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining’, we are also releasing our first case study demonstrating application of the handbook’s methodology to analyse the IFFs surrounding the ASGM sector in Sierra Leone, showing its practical application and the importance of financial mapping to a meaningful understanding of ASGM.

The Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) Resilience Pathway: Madagascar Workshop Report

The Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) Resilience Pathway: Madagascar Workshop Report

Since 2015, several dialogue series intended to achieve better governance of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector in Madagascar have been initiated by GIZ’s Program for the Support of the Management of the Environment (PAGE), with funding from the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Commerce, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Mines and Petrol.

Sigue el Dinero: Un manual para la identificación de los flujos financieros ilícitos (IFF) vinculados a la Minería de oro artesanal en pequeña escala

Sigue el Dinero: Un manual para la identificación de los flujos financieros ilícitos (IFF) vinculados a la Minería de oro artesanal en pequeña escala

Following international interest for its comprehensive and actionable methods, the GIFF project handbook has been translated into Spanish. El manual del Proyecto GIFF ha sido traducido al español, dado el interés internacional que han atraído sus métodos comprensibles y viables.

Follow the Money: A handbook for identifying financial flows (IFFs) linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM)

Follow the Money: A handbook for identifying financial flows (IFFs) linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM)

The GIFF project partners – Levin Sources and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime – are proud to release the culmination of many months of discussion and research: ‘Follow the Money: A handbook for identifying financial flows linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining’.

Comparative Analysis of ASM Strategies in Four Countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (Ghana, Tanzania, Peru, and the Philippines)

Comparative Analysis of ASM Strategies in Four Countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (Ghana, Tanzania, Peru, and the Philippines)

Levin Sources was commissioned to conduct this comparative analysis of ASM strategies of four countries by PROMINES, with financing provided by the World Bank.

Improving Marketing and Sales of Mongolian Jewellery: Scoping Mission Report

Improving Marketing and Sales of Mongolian Jewellery: Scoping Mission Report

In Levin Sources' 2015 report, 'Improving Marketing and Sales of Mongolian Jewellery: Scoping Mission Report', we explore the potential for Mongolia’s gold jewellery sector to serve as an opportunity for socio-economic development.

Comparative Study of Certification and Traceability Systems in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Comparative Study of Certification and Traceability Systems in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

From 2013-2015, Levin Sources provided guidance to PROMINES, the implementing body for the World Bank’s Project to Support the Mining Sector in DRC on building a robust fabric for good governance of its minerals sector through supply chain traceability and certification.

An Analysis of the Commercial Potential of Ethiopia's Coloured Gemstone Industry

An Analysis of the Commercial Potential of Ethiopia's Coloured Gemstone Industry

​This scoping study of Ethiopia’s colored gemstones industry examines the following: the present state of the industry, primarily in commercial and social development terms; which features of the industry and its governance are either improving or limiting its commercial success

Due Diligence for Responsible Sourcing of Precious Stones (PS-MSWG)

Due Diligence for Responsible Sourcing of Precious Stones (PS-MSWG)

Levin Sources and Sustainable and Responsible Solutions were commissioned by the Precious Stones Multi-Stakeholder Working Group (PS-MSWG) to develop a discussion paper on Due Diligence for Responsible Sourcing of Precious Stones.

The GIFF Project: International Dialogue Paris Report

The GIFF Project: International Dialogue Paris Report

On 13 May 2016, the GIFF Project held an International Dialogue on links between artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) and illicit financial flows (IFFs).

Assessing and Enhancing the Contribution of Small and Medium-scale Enterprises to Due Diligence for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

Assessing and Enhancing the Contribution of Small and Medium-scale Enterprises to Due Diligence for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

This study is an examination of how small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) in the jewellery, medical technology, automotive and electronics industries in Europe, the United States of America and China are managing their “conflict minerals” reporting and/or due diligence requests and/or obligations.

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