Better working conditions can improve safety and productivity of artisanal and small-scale miners around the world

May 4, 2021
A miner in Zimbabwe who participates in Pact’s Zimbabwe Accountability and Artisanal Mining Program. (Credit: Maggie Dougherty/Pact)

A new World Bank and Pact report finds that better working conditions can improve productivity, health, and safety for the over 44 million artisanal miners across 80 countries. The report outlines solutions to improve occupational health and safety, social protection, and fair labor standards for the artisanal and small-scale (ASM) sector and at least 134 million people who are estimated to work in industries that support the sector. 

Read the complete press release on The World Bank website.