New IIED newsletter on artisanal and small-scale mining

Our new artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) newsletter will feature updates on our work in Ghana, Tanzania, Madagascar and more.

The new ASM newsletter (Image: IIED)

IIED has published the first edition of its new artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) newsletter. The quarterly newsletter will feature updates on IIED's ASM work and will highlight news reports on ASM from around the world.

IIED's ASM team is working for a fair and accountable mining sector. The ASM dialogue programme is designed to provide a forum for multi-stakeholder collaboration in order to promote better governance, greater voice, and secure and productive employment across the mining sector and related livelihoods. 

The September 2016 newsletter introduces IIED's ASM team and focuses particularly on Ghana, with reports on a country dialogue on participatory sector reform, women's small-scale mining communities, and profiles of 11 artisanal gold miners.

News of our ASM work has been featured by Ghanaian media and other outlets:


The newsletter also provides details of publications on artisanal and small-scale mining that are available to read and download from the IIED website:

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The artisanal and small-scale mining newsletter is one of six email bulletins we issue to subscribers on a regular basis, including the main IIED newsletter which offers a cross-section of all of our work every month. Sign up here.

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Fitsum Weldegiorgis (, senior researcher, Shaping Sustainable Markets research group