Country Reports

National Action Plans that AGC helped develop

Burkina Faso French PDF

Ecuador English PDFSpanish PDF

Lao PDR English PDF

Mali French PDF

Senegal French PDF

For more information related to National Action Plans, please visit the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury website.

Rapid Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector in Sierra Leone

In 2021, the AGC undertook a study on the impacts of COVID-19 on the ASGM sector in Sierra Leone. This report highlights the results, focusing on impacts to miners’ livelihoods, gender impacts, and disruptions to the informal gold supply chains that are the backbone of most of Sierra Leone’s gold production and trade. Recommendations for buttressing ASGM communities against future disruptions are made.

English PDF

Legal Framework Analysis of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector in Mongolia (2022)

This policy report provides an overview of the current laws and regulations governing the Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Sector in Mongolia and provides recommendations to support the professionalization of the sector.

English PDF

Mongolian PDF

Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Trade in Mongolia – A Review of Current Policies and Practices (2022)

This report provides an overview of exiting gold trading practices in the ASGM sector in Mongolia, the current legal environment regulating gold trade including the Mongolian state gold-buying program, and discusses challenges and opportunities to regulate and formalize gold trade in Mongolia.

English PDF

Mongolian PDF

Gender Mapping in the Artisanal Gold Mining Sector in Mongolia (2021)

This gender mapping report has been conducted as part of the Contextual Study of the planetGOLD Mongolia project. The objective of the study is to provide a baseline assessment of current conditions, standards and practices of artisanal and small-scale mining in the selected study areas, including gender issues. The objective of this report is to summarize the gender dynamics in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector at the project sites, and their social and economic implications on women miners in Mongolia.

English PDF

Mongolian PDF

Myanmar – Rapid National Baseline Assessment for Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in Myanmar (2021)

This baseline report describes the state of ASGM in the country including information on mining practices, gold production and mercury use.  This report was prepared with the assistance of UNEP as part of the process of developing a national action plan to reduce/eliminate mercury use in Myanmar’s ASGM sector.

English PDF

ASGM baseline report for Mali (2020)

This baseline report describes the state of ASGM in the country including information on mining practices, gold production and mercury use. This report was prepared as part of the process of developing a national action plan to reduce/eliminate mercury use in Mali’s ASGM sector.

French PDF

Laos – National Baseline for Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in Lao PDR (2019)

This baseline report describes the state of ASGM in the country, including information on mining practices, gold production and mercury use.  This report was prepared in partnership with the Lao Department of Pollution Control and Inspection and UNEP as part of the process of developing a national action plan to reduce/eliminate mercury use in Lao PDR’s ASGM sector.

English PDF

ASGM baseline report for Senegal (2019)

The AGC worked with the Direction de l’Environnment et des Etablissements Classés in Senegal and UNEP to produce a baseline inventory of the ASGM sector in Senegal. This baseline report describes the state of ASGM in the country including information on mining practices, gold production and mercury use. This report was prepared as part of the process of developing a national action plan to reduce/eliminate mercury use in Senegal’s ASGM sector.

French PDF

Reporte de Diagnostico el Genero y Trabajo Infantil para la MAPE en Perú // Diagnostic Report on Gender and Child Labor for the ASGM sector in Peru (2018)

Reporte de diagnostico el genero y trabajo infantil en la mineria de oro artesanal y de pequeña escala en Perú elaborado para el proyecto Plan Nacional de Acción sobre mercurio en el sector de la minería de oro artesanal y de pequeña escala.

Diagnostic report on gender and child labor in artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Peru produced by the project for a National Action Plan on mercury in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector.

 

Spanish PDF

Reporte de Inventario en la MAPE en Peru // Inventory Report for the ASGM sector in Peru (2017)

Estimaciones de referencia del uso y consumo de mercurio en la mineria de oro artesanal y de pequeña escala en Perú, elaborado para el proyecto Plan Nacional de Acción sobre mercurio en el sector de la minería de oro artesanal y de pequeña escala.

Baseline estimates of mercury use and consumption in artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Peru produced by the project for a National Action Plan on Mercury in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector.

Spanish PDF

Suriname and Nicaragua ASGM Sector Reports

Nicaragua Sector Report (produced by the AGC)

Suriname Sector Report (produced in collaboration between the AGC and Paramaribo based consultancy Social Solutions)

These reports combine information sourced from existing literature, stakeholder consultations, and field work conducted under the AGC’s USDoS funded project in Nicaragua and Suriname. These documents provide a single overview report of the countries’ ASGM sectors. The reports provide readers with general country specific background on technical, social, environmental, and legal aspects of ASGM, and present new national inventory estimates for mercury use, gold production and ASGM workforce populations in each country.