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Traceability in Artisanal Gold Supply Chains in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Lessons - Learned from the Kampene Gold Pilot Project

Since 2009, as part of a German-Congolese technical cooperation project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation, the Federal Institute of Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) has supported project partners in the DRC in improving the working conditions, environmental and social standards as well as supply chain due diligence in the national mining sector. As part of its efforts, the technical cooperation project initiated a pilot project to establish and incentivize an electronic gold traceability mechanism for artisanal gold mines in Kampene, Maniema Province, running from 2016-2017. The present report illustrates key features of the artisanal gold sector in DRC and lessons learned with regards to this pilot project.

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M Neumann, B Barume, B Ducellier, A Ombeni, U Näher, P Schütte, U von Baggehufwudt, D Ruppen, Y Weyns
Publication Year
Publishing Institution Webpage
Data Source Classification
Program Report
Research Type
Research Methodology
Thematic Tags
Political, Conflict, Due Diligence, Traceability, and Transparency, Formalization, Governance, Social, Community, Employment, Gender, Health and Safety, Human Rights, Labor and Working Conditions, Livelihoods
Cobalt, Diamond, Gold, Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten
Sub-Saharan Africa
Democratic Republic of Congo
Last Updated
November 2, 2020