Social Analysis of Ghana's Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Sector

11 Jul 2017


This report produced by UNDP in collaboration with UNICEF and IOM, presents a social analysis of Ghana’s Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) sector. The report focuses on women, children and migrant miners in the ASM value chains and the impact of small-scale mining on women and children in local communities (not involved in mining value chain).

The objective of the study was to:
•    Inform the Country Mining Vision (CMV) process so that Ghana’s mining policy/legal framework better protects and empowers vulnerable populations
•    Contribute to a common position across relevant UN Agencies on strategic priorities in the area of extractives/mining for human development
•    Enable UN agencies to design new evidence-based projects and initiatives focusing on protection and empowerment of vulnerable populations in ASM.

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