IISD Methodology to Assess Government Implementation of the IGF Mining Policy Network

By Marina Ruete, Kristi Disney, Marius Keller on December 7, 2014

IISD is undertaking a series of assessments that measure the “readiness” of member states of the Intergovernmental  Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) to implement the IGF Mining Policy Framework (MPF).

This document describes the methodology developed by IISD to assess strengths, weaknesses and gaps in national mining policy frameworks assessed under the MPF. The aim of these assessments is to help the governments of the designated member states to target their efforts in implementing the MPF, informing capacity-building efforts and allowing for monitoring of progress over time. The IISD assessments, conducted under a mandate from the IGF with self-selecting member states, take into consideration the national and international laws, policies and administrative frameworks for mining and mineral development and management in relation to the six dimensions of the MPF: legal and policy framework; financial benefit optimization; socioeconomic benefit optimization; environmental management; post-mining transition; and artisanal and small-scale mining.

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Investment Law & Policy
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IISD, 2014