Following the 2019 and 2020 editions of the State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) sector report which examined the global data gap in ASM and ASM’s contribution to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG8) respectively, the 2022/2023 report will address SDG5: Gender Equality with a focus on how to close the gender data gaps in ASM.
The selection of this year’s theme results from a 2020 report key finding in which women remain largely invisible in the data on ASM despite making up significant portions of the ASM workforce. Through the 2022/2023 report, we aim to identify and address the gender gaps that exist in the ASM sector and highlight major areas of ASM contribution to the SDG5 agenda.
The report will follow a similar format to previous editions with chapters analyzing ASM’s linkages to the SDG5 targets and key themes while featuring exemplary case studies from external organizations generating new data and insights. A new component of the 2022/2023 report will be a global data collection initiative to update key indicators on female participation in the ASM sector.
The World Bank will partner with the international nonprofit Pact to develop the 2022/2023 State of the Sector report. In addition to their work in sustainability and capacity development, Pact was selected for their extensive artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and Delve-specific experience, as well as their contributions to gender diversity.
More information about how external organizations can participate in the Report’s data collection initiative and submit case studies for consideration will be shared soon.