Tools, Reporting & Case Studies
Below you find an overview of various tools, research reports and case studies compiled by the TIF Team as part of our work on various commodity supply chains. We believe that by sharing these resources, we can controbute to mitigating the duplication of efforts and focus attention on the further development and action on the ground, rather than maintaining parallel processes.
Overcoming Practical Barriers for Integrating Responsible Artisanal and Small-Scale Mined Gold into International Supply Chains
When artisanal and small-scale miners produce gold observing relevant environmental, social and governance standards, practical barriers to accessing international markets typically still remain. This report aims to inform the funders, leaders, and managers of existing and planned ASGM market initiatives, to highlight the impediments such initiatives face in establishing a flow of formal responsible ASM gold into international markets.
ESG Performance & Risk Management Handbook for Artisanal & Small-Scale Mining
As part of our Lake Victoria Gold Programme, we developed a handbook guiding the continuous improvement of ASMO’s along what we call the Impact Escalator.
Impact Monitoring & Guidance
Our Impact Monitoring & Guidance structures our efforts to quantify the positive impact of our interventions. Please note, we plan to update this tool in early 2021.
Reports & Case Studies
Please find below a selection of research reports written by members of the TIF staff.
The Impact Facility EA – Equipment Leasing
Under The Lake Victoria Gold Programme, The Impact Facility has established an equipment lease-to-ownership business solution for artisanal mineral gold producers of East Africa. Tailored towards the needs of the ASM community, we believe that the professionalisation of the sector should go hand-in-hand with the formalisation of artisanal and small-scale mining. This document outlines the rationale behind our lease offering and its potential to transform the gold value chain, starting with the communities that supply the commodity.
Mercury Management in Practice: Case Studies with Miners in East Africa
Unlocking Finance for Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining
Developing a Model for a Sustainable & Scalable Route to Market for Ethically Produced Gold of ASM
The Impact Facility Technical Guide
Digging for Change
TIF started working on issues around ASM cobalt in 2018. Our team travelled to the DRC with a multi-disiplinary team of experts to take stock of the issues around two mmine sites specifically: Kasulu and Kamilombe. This effort evolved into what ias today the Fair Cobalt Alliance. The report offers reflections on challanges around the mines as well as in regards to child labour in the local communities.