Delve is coordinating a global data gathering exercise to monitor and record specific COVID-19 impacts on select artisanal and small-scale mining communities. 18 organizations are partnering with 22 countries being covered through the exercise which will run through the end of July 2020
A common short form survey was developed by Delve and peer reviewed by organizations. Data is being collected through phone-based interviews primarily with mine-site level stakeholders (e.g. artisanal miners, service providers, etc.) to understand how COVID-19 related restrictions are impacting the economic and social lives of miners and their families. The survey is deployed through Kobo Toolbox. The results of the survey intend to inform the general public and policy makers about the impacts of the pandemic on select ASM communities and guide possible response in the future.
To note data presented here provides a snapshot of the impacts of COVID-19 among select ASM communities and should not be considered a representative sample for each respective country. To learn more about the scope of data collection, data quality and limitations and more please visit the COVID-19 Impact Reporting FAQ page.
Data collection on the impacts of COVID-19 in ASM communities is funded by the World Bank’s Extractives Global Programmatic Support Multi-Donor Trust Fund