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

Using a Market-driven Approach to Improve Economic Returns and Mine Safety

Excerpt from the 2020 State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector

Focus Area: Improve Occupational Health and Safety

Case Study: Using a Market-driven Approach to Improve Economic Returns and Mine Safety

There is a financial bottom-line to everything in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM). The main concern for most people running and laboring in ASM operations is to make enough money to put food on the table, send their children to school, and if possible, invest in their futures. So, what if it was possible to increase economic returns while also improving mine safety through a package of low-cost and easy to-implement measures? This is the approach that the Sustainable Development of Mining in Rwanda (SDMR) program1 took in one of its interventions; the lessons from which can help achieve part of SDG target 8.8 to “promote safe and secure working environments for all workers.”

Additional Info

Author(s)
Dr. James McQuilken, Dr. Daniel Limpitlaw, D Limpitlaw, J McQuilken
Publication Year
2021
Associated Partners
Limpitlaw Consulting, Pact
Language
English
Publishing Institution Webpage
https://www.delvedatabase.org
Data Source Classification
Global Report
Research Type
Both
Research Methodology
Primary - OBSERVATION, Secondary - PREVIOUS RESEARCH, Secondary - OFFICIAL STATISTICS
Thematic Tags
Political, Formalization, Governance, Economic, Market Linkages, Social, Community, Employment, Health and Safety, Human Rights, Labor and Working Conditions, Livelihoods, 2020 State of Sector
Country
Rwanda
Last Updated
July 1, 2021