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Evaluation of Mining Revenue Streams and Due Diligence Implementation Costs Along Mineral Supply Chains in Rwanda

Evaluation of Mining Revenue Streams and Due Diligence Implementation Costs Along Mineral Supply Chains in Rwanda

Levin Sources was commissioned by Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR) to conduct an evaluation of mining revenue streams and due diligence implementation costs along mineral supply chains in Rwanda.

ICGLR RCM Audit Methodology

ICGLR RCM Audit Methodology

​The German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) commissioned ELL to develop the methodology for the third party exporter audit, that is a fundamental component of the Regional Certification Mechanism (RCM) of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).

ASM-PACE Global Solutions Study

ASM-PACE Global Solutions Study

The aim of this report is to summarize the scope and scale of ASM in protected areas and critical ecosystems worldwide, describe its known effects, document and study attempted solutions, and offer an initial set of recommendations.

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

​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.

Greening ICT Supply Chains: Survey on Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Initiatives

Greening ICT Supply Chains: Survey on Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Initiatives

This report provides an overview of the many initiatives that provide the ICT sector with guidance and assurance tools on how to conduct due diligence for conflict minerals entering their supply chains.

ASM-PACE Madagascar Report

ASM-PACE Madagascar Report

​The overall objective of this ASM in Madagascar Strategic Management of Artisanal Rushes Tool and Lessons Learned Study Project is to address the growing threat of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining on, in and around Madagascar’s protected areas (PAs) and critical ecosystems, and ideally in a way that can ensure continued socioeconomic development without undermining ecological resiliency.

Scaling Up Cerification in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining: Innovations for Inclusivity

Scaling Up Cerification in Artisanal and Small-scale Mining: Innovations for Inclusivity

This paper seeks to identify existing and emerging innovations and best practice in sustainability certification that enable fair and beneficial inclusion of producers.

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

​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.

ASM-PACE Sierra Leone Report

ASM-PACE Sierra Leone Report

​This report is a case study containing a situational analysis of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) of gold and diamonds in and around the Malema and Nomo areas of Sierra Leone’s Gola Rainforest National Park (GRNP).

ASM-PACE Itombwe Nature Reserve, DRC Report

ASM-PACE Itombwe Nature Reserve, DRC Report

​ASM-PACE Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in Itombwe Nature Reserve, DRC (French).

Mineral Certification Schemes in the Great Lakes Region

Mineral Certification Schemes in the Great Lakes Region

​The report provides a comparative analysis of three efforts to improve chain of custody assurance in the African Great Lakes Region against the proposed Regional Certification Mechanism (RCM) for the RINR, proposed by Partnership Africa Canada, commissioned by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

ASM-PACE Liberia Report

ASM-PACE Liberia Report

​This report details a case study of historical and contemporary artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in and around Sapo National Park (SNP), assesses the ecological, social, and economic impacts of ASM, the key motivations of diggers/miners, the responses of affected stakeholders, including the sustainability of the 2010 SNP eviction and makes recommendations for future action.

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