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A golden opportunity: Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in Zimbabwe

February 01, 2016
Gold, Environment, Mining, Livelihoods, Business & markets

In Zimbabwe, it is estimated that artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) provides a direct livelihood for more than one million people—critical in a country grappling with high unemployment. Consensus is growing among key ASM stakeholders that the government’s policy shift toward increasing economic emphasis on ASM gold creates both an immediate need and an important opportunity to formalize the ASM sector. This report includes findings and recommendations from Pact's scoping study of the ASM sector in Zimbabwe.


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