This report seeks to bring together important findings from research on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) orientated around social and community issues. It identifies a number of key policy challenges, and suggests how these policy challenges might be met.
The report draws on a range of material looking at the sector from across the
world. In particular, it uses two DFID funded livelihoods studies recently carried out in Tanzania and Ghana and five UNDP funded livelihoods studies in
Tanzania, Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Ethiopia. Whilst most of the literature
referred to has not been compiled using a livelihoods methodology, findings
have been grouped and presented in a way that is consistent with a livelihoods approach.
Centre for Development Studies. Livelihoods and Policy in the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector - An Overview. (2004)