The Establishment of the ASM Global Database project is made possible by funding from the World Bank Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi Donor Trust Fund. The World Bank Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) was formally established on 9 June 2015 and represents the World Bank’s primary global extractives sector support program.


The World Bank has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030. First, to end extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.25 a day to no more than 3%. Second, to promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country. The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The World Bank works to reduce poverty in ASM communities around the world through sustainable, integrated development interventions.The Establishment of the ASM Global Database project is made possible by funding from the World Bank Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi Donor Trust Fund.

Since 2005, Pact has worked in partnership with artisanal miners, governments and industry to make small-scale mining safer and more efficient, sustainable and lucrative. Pact specializes in health and safety, human rights, traceability, economic empowerment, mercury abatement and child labor reduction in mining.Pact serves in partnership with the World Bank to implement the contract for the Establishment of the ASM Global Database.

Steering Committee

Mamadou Barry – Committee Chair

Senior Mining Specialist, Energy & Extractive Industries Global Practice
The World Bank

Mamadou has over 25 years of experience in the mining sector spanning academia, consulting, and technical assistance. At the World Bank, he worked on improving the policy and regulatory environment for the extractive industries. He subsequently joined the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and underwrote political risk insurance for mining projects. He currently leads mining technical assistance project teams covering the Africa and South East Asia regions as well as cross-cutting initiatives, include small-scale mining formalization. Mamadou holds a minerals engineering degree from the Institute of Mines and Geology of Boké (Guinea), an economic diploma from the Economics Institute of the University of Colorado, and a Master of Science and a Ph.D. from the Colorado School of Mines with a focus on Mineral Economics and Finance.

Adriana Maria Eftimie

Senior Operation Officer
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Adriana is a Senior Operation Officer with International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group. As part of the Infrastructure and Natural Resources (INR) Advisory team, for the past five years, her role has been to assist oil, gas and mining (OGM) companies in their efforts to develop community engagement and investments strategies to enhance benefits to communities. Adriana has more than 25 years’ experience in OGM sectors and her expertise is on sustainability, community development, benefits sharing and gender, legal and regulatory regimes and environmental management, in several countries of Europe and Central Asia, Africa, South Asia and East Asia and Pacific regions.

Prior to this appointment, Adriana worked for nine years with the World Bank as a mining specialist/gender coordinator. In her previous work, she advised governments and other stakeholders on good practice legal regulatory frameworks for mining sector (both large and artisanal and small scale mining) and community development aspects, including benefits sharing mechanisms and gender. She developed and led the World Bank’s Gender and Extractive Industries Program that provides practical approaches and tools to address gender issues in extractive sectors and raises awareness of these critical issues among World Bank staff, client governments, civil society, and major OGM companies.

Leah Butler

Vice President, Responsible Minerals Initiative
Responsible Business Alliance

Leah has nine years of experience in regulatory compliance, stakeholder engagement, and extractive sector governance. Her work has focused on environmental remediation of industrial and small-scale mining sites and community development. She has worked for government, international development consulting firms, and the mining industry in the U.S. and Africa. Leah holds an MA in International Relations and a Masters of Environmental Management from Yale University.

Phuong Pham, PhD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Director of Evaluation and Implementation Science
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI)

Phuong Pham, Ph.D., MPH, is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of Evaluation and Implementation Science at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). She has over 15 years of experience in designing and implementing epidemiologic and evaluation research, technology solutions, and educational programs in on-going and post-conflict countries such as northern Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Central African Republic, Iraq, Cambodia, Colombia and other areas affected by mass violence and humanitarian crisis. She co-founded (a portal of peacebuilding, human rights, and justice indicators) and KoboToolbox (a suite of software for digital data collection and visualization). Dr. Pham joined HHI after holding the positions of Director of Research at the University of California – Berkeley’s Human Rights Center and Adjunct Associate Professor at Tulane University's Payson Center for International Development.

Jan Damery

Vice President, Fund Development
YWCA Calgary

As Vice President of Fund Development, Jan draws upon her diverse understanding and wealth of experience across sectors and cultures on the ways of empowering people and organizations to align and achieve their individual and collective goals. Jan has worked in parts of North America, South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East over the course of her career. Prior to joining the YW, she was a skilled facilitator and executive coach with The Refinery Leadership Partners Inc. for four years. From 2007-2012, she was the Director of Development in Canada with The Aga Khan University (AKU), an international university based in the developing world with main campuses in Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Between 2001 and 2006, she worked as the Senior Director of Campaign and Resource Development with the United Way of Calgary and Area.

Gavin Hilson

Chair of Sustainability in Business
University of Surrey

Gavin is a leading global authority on the environmental and social impacts of the small-scale mining sector. He has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters and reports on the subject, his specialist knowledge widely recognized internationally. He has delivered talks on small-scale mining at United Nations headquarters in New York, the World Bank in Washington DC and several universities worldwide. He has also provided consultancy services on the subject for a range of organizations: the UK Department for International Development, World Bank and EGMONT (Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels); the NGO sector, including the Alliance for Responsible Mining and the WWF Guianas; and corporations such as Newmont Gold Mining and Gold Fields.

Gavin is editor-in-chief of The Extractive Industries and Society (Elsevier Science), and is on the editorial boards of The Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier Science), Resources Policy (Elsevier Science), Mineral Economics (Springer) and The International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment (Taylor & Francis). He is also an executive board member of the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), an NGO established to improve awareness and eliminate circulation of ‘conflict diamonds’.