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Supporting Implementation of the Mining Policy Framework in Member States of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development: Dominican Republic Country Assessment of Implementation Readiness

Between January and April 2014 IISD conducted an assessment aiming to evaluate the mining law and policies of the Dominican Republic and their implementation under the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) Mining Policy Framework (MPF).

This report is the result of desk-based research, and an 11-day field study in the Dominican Republic with visits to mining areas and numerous discussions with a range of stakeholders. A summary of the major findings from each of the six MPF themes (legal and policy environment; financial benefit optimization; socioeconomic benefit optimization; environmental management; post-mining transition; and artisanal and small-scale mining) helps identify the major characteristics of the Dominican Republic’s mining law and policy framework. The report also contains a strength-weakness analysis and recommended key priority areas.