Policy brief

How can a market systems development approach be applied to artisanal and small-scale mining?

Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR)

October 201818 pages Rwanda Eastern, Southern & Central Africa Analysis to action Mining Download as PDF (959.5 KB)
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Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR)

Applying MSD to formalise and support artisanal small-scale mining (ASM) in Rwanda.

Artisanal small-scale mining (ASM) is a complex, unique, and context-specific sector. This brief shares lessons for policymakers. SDMR used the MSD donut to analyse the ASM sector and identify key policy implications.

SDMR's programme objectives are to foster:

  • a more professional, open and transparent mining sector
  • a more efficient and economically viable mining sector, in line with environmental best-practice;
  • increased level of private investment in the sector
  • improved incomes of artisanal and small-scale miners