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Enquête de référence sur les connaissances, attitudes et pratiques (cap) des artisans miniers en République Centrafricaine

Baseline Knowledge- Attitudes-Practices (KAP) Survey of Artisanal Miners in Central African Republic

The USAID AMPR project conducted a baseline survey of the knowledge, attitudes and practices of artisanal miners in 9 sub-prefectures in southwestern CAR in May 2019. The purpose of the survey was to provide basic information to help measure the impact of the project as well as to better plan the project activities in collaboration with the Central African government. The target population of the survey was the artisanal miner site manager (chef de chantier), as these actors constitute the vital link between the laborers and the buyers, making them key actors to target in communication campaigns.

A sample of 341 artisanal miners was established based on a target error margin of 5% and an estimated population size of 2,400 site managers in the target area. The sample was stratified by subprefecture based on the level of activity as measured during geo-referencing campaigns under the USAID DPDDA I and DPDDA II project. A total of 13 enumerators administered the questionnaire over 3 weeks, under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator and the Artisanal Mining Specialist, with the involvement of the Project Technical Advisor. The questionnaire was developed based on previous surveys and also tested in the field in Carnot in collaboration with the government (SPPK).

As far as recommendations, the report identifies several based on the results, including the need to organize feedback and discussion workshops for the Mining Administration and for the miners themselves. Given that the project had difficulties where respondents expressed their fatigue with the large number of questionnaires, a feedback session could help to communicate on the use of the information. In addition, the study has implications for the review of the legal chain of custody, the strategy of fighting fraud and the strategy of land formalization and economic diversification. In this way the technical discussions and activities can be based on observed and measured realities.

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T U DeJong, B Ndongo
Publication Year
Associated Partners
Tetra Tech
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Data Source Classification
Program Report
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Thematic Tags
Economic, Income, Local Content, Social, Community, Health and Safety, Labor and Working Conditions, Livelihoods
Sub-Saharan Africa
Central African Republic
Last Updated
November 25, 2020