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

How much does a miner earn? Assessement of Miner’s revenue & Basic Needs study in the DRC

How much does a miner earn in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)? Can a miner’s family cover its basic needs? In a new report, IPIS and Levin Sources compare the income of miners and their basic needs expenditures, to provide a better and nuanced understanding of why ASM communities seem to remain extremely poor and identify the factors that impact their income. This report is the first to find that in Eastern Congo, miners’ families have a difficult time making ends meet, even though artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is among the best income sources available to many. To improve miners’ revenues, downstream users of minerals such as tin, which is still mostly mined artisanally, should first and foremost remain engaged in ASM supply chains and continue to purchase minerals in line with due diligence guidelines.

Additional Info

Author(s)
G de Brier (IPIS), A Jorns (Levin Sources), M Geray, A Jaillon (IPIS)
Publication Year
2020
Associated Partners
Levin Sources, FairPhone
Language
English
Publishing Institution Webpage
https://ipisresearch.be/
Data Source Classification
Program Report
Research Type
Both
Research Methodology
Primary - OBSERVATION, Primary - SURVEY, Secondary - PREVIOUS RESEARCH, Secondary - OFFICIAL STATISTICS
Thematic Tags
Political, Certification, Due Diligence, Traceability, and Transparency, Economic, Access to Markets, Income, Social, Community, Employment, Gender, Health and Safety, Labor and Working Conditions, Livelihoods, Technological, Education and Training, Equipment
Minerals
3Ts
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Last Updated
August 7, 2020