A report from the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime on 18 November says that artisanal and small-scale gold mining in eastern and southern Africa provides economic opportunities to a wide range of actors that cuts across the formal, informal and illicit spheres.  It can involve everything from highly vulnerable individuals panning for gold on a subsistence basis to small-scale, semi-industrial operations illegally generating millions of dollars’ worth of gold. It is intended to be a tool for those who wish to intervene or engage with the ASGM sector and illicit gold markets, including policymakers, government agents, development interventions, civil society, and businesses.  Although this policy guidance is designed for eastern and southern Africa, it can be adapted for other regions.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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