2020 State of the ASM Sector Report Learn about artisanal and small-scale mining's contribution to Sustainable Development Goal 8 in our new report

Better Working Conditions Can Improve Safety and Productivity of Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners Around the World

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2021 — A new World Bank and Pact report finds that better working conditions can improve productivity, health, and safety for the over 44 million artisanal miners across 80 countries. The report outlines solutions to improve occupational health and safety, social protection, and fair labor standards for the artisanal and small-scale (ASM) sector and at least 134 million people who are estimated to work in industries that support the sector.

Continue reading the full press release for the launch of the 2020 State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector report on the World Bank website.

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