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Social Impacts of Artisanal Cobalt Mining in Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo

This study aims at describing thoroughly the socio-economic impacts of cobalt production in the Katanga province (D.R.Congo), and provides consumers, corporate and political decision-makers with an up-to-date and objective analysis of the situation. The study:

  • describes socio-economic impacts for three stakeholder categories: Workers, Local Communities, Society;
  • focuses on a single commodity (cobalt);
  • encompasses a relatively broad geographic scope (the Katangan Copperbelt).

Additional Info

Author(s)
N Tsurukawa, S Prakash, A Manhart
Publication Year
2011
Language
English
Publishing Institution Webpage
https://www.oeko.de/
Data Source Classification
Program Report
Research Type
Both
Research Methodology
Primary - INTERVIEW, Secondary - PREVIOUS RESEARCH, Secondary - OFFICIAL STATISTICS
Thematic Tags
Political, Conflict, Due Diligence, Traceability, and Transparency, Formalization, Governance, Large-scale Mining, Supply Chains, Economic, Business Models, Export, Government Revenue, Market Linkages, Social, Employment, Gender, Health and Safety, Labor and Working Conditions, Livelihoods
Minerals
Cobalt
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa
Country
Democratic Republic of Congo
Last Updated
November 2, 2020