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41,489,796

Global Number of People Working in ASM*

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30%

Women Working in ASM*

70%

Men Working in ASM*

*Based on the most recent and reliable data sources within platform

Number of People Working in ASM by Region

15,880,000

South Asia

10,552,100

East Asia & Pacific

13,213,800

Sub-Saharan Africa

1,812,396

Latin America & Caribbean

21,500

Middle East & North Africa

10,000

Europe & Central Asia

Photograph “Gold Mining” by Ollivier Girard/CIFOR is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Collaborating for Improved Transparency

The World Bank and Pact envision a world in which artisanal and small-scale mining is recognized as an important contributor to global development. In order to achieve this goal, we must work together to promote better sharing of knowledge and data. Join us in commitment to improve the quality, availability and accessibility of data in the ASM sector.

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Implementers

The World Bank Pact

Partners

Responsible Minerals Initiative OECD University of Surrey USGS Artisanal Gold Council Guyana Women Miners Org

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