Mapping artisanal mining sites in the western Central African Republic

This report presents an analysis of the artisanal mining sector in western Central African Republic (CAR) and outlines some of the challenges surrounding gold and diamond mining, trade and export. From April to July 2019, the International Peace Information Service (IPIS), in partnership with national authorities, carried out a mapping of artisanal mining sites in western CAR. A total of 322 sites were visited in 7 prefectures. Of these, 201 exclusively mined gold, 61 exclusively mined diamonds and 60 mined both gold and diamonds.

Additional Info

Author(s)
Alexandre Jaillon, Guillaume de Brier
Publication Year
2019
Associated Partners
USAID
Language
English, French
Publishing Institution Webpage
https://ipisresearch.be/
Data Source Classification
Program Report
Research Type
Primary
Research Methodology
Primary - INTERVIEW, Primary - OBSERVATION, Primary - SURVEY, Secondary - PREVIOUS RESEARCH, Secondary - OFFICIAL STATISTICS
Thematic Tags
Political, Certification, Conflict, Due Diligence, Traceability, and Transparency, Governance, Supply Chains, Economic, Access to Markets, Export, Government Revenue, Income, Social, Child Labor, Community, Gender, Health and Safety, Labor and Working Conditions, Livelihoods, Technological, Equipment, Extraction, Processing, Legal, Laws and Regulations, Licensing, Mineral Rights, Tax, Environmental, Degradation
Minerals
Diamond, Gold
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country
Central African Republic
Last Updated
April 28, 2020