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The Large-Scale Mining (LSM) - informal Artisanal-Scale Mining (ASM) interface in Peru: exploring a key policy "bottleneck

My thesis is the first study focused directly on the overlap of mining scales in Peru using an N-median (20 cases) and concentrates on the biggest bottleneck of the formalization process in Peru: exploitation contracts. This study applies a Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) methodology to explore the influence of five conditions to achieving an Exploitation Contract between informal and illegal ASM and formal mining (LSM) in Peru. The absence or presence of these five conditions is organized into a binary "Truth Table" for an intermediate "N" of 20 overlap cases (twelve with contract, eight without contract).

The results indicate that reaching a Contract of Exploitation (CE) in Peru is a problem that is solved mainly between private or private, due to the state absence in the mining regions. The application of the QCA indicates that there are two conditions necessary to reach an CE: (1) a strong willingness to formalize a mining business by artisanal producers and (2) a strong corporate incentive or "business case" for formal companies to support the formalization of ASM within their concessions. In addition, the participation of a third actor or the active role of the State, and an appropriate corporate culture to involve ASM producers, although not necessary to achieve the CE, are constantly present in the "solution formulas" or "paths" leading to an EC.

Additional Info

Author(s)
Alvaro Cano
Publication Year
2020
Language
English
Publishing Institution Webpage
https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0390323
Data Source Classification
Academic Study
Research Type
Both
Research Methodology
Primary - INTERVIEW, Secondary - PREVIOUS RESEARCH, Secondary - OFFICIAL STATISTICS
Thematic Tags
Political, Economic, Social, Legal, Environmental
Minerals
Gold
Region
Latin America & Caribbean
Country
Peru
Last Updated
July 27, 2020