The aim of this document is to provide practical information and guidance to officials,organizations and companies interested in the world of artisanal diamond mining.

DDI offers this handbook on Guyana’s registration and production tracking system as a model for other countries, particularly African diamond-producing nations with a preponderance of artisanal mining.

DDI commissioned this study in orderto inform the Kimberley Process Working Groupon Alluvial and Artisanal Producers (KP WGAAP)of the potential effectiveness and socio-economicimpacts of using mechanisation as a route toencouraging the formalisation of AADM.

This joint policy brief is based on a 2008 study by Estelle Agnes Levinwith Ansumana BabarTuray, commissioned by Partnership Africa Canada.

This paper is written by Monica Gagnon as part of a series of background papers on artisanal diamond miningand basic development issues. It complements our regularseries of Policy Briefs. Others in the series will deal withtopics such as the environment, health, microfinance and community development.

Diamond mining significantly contributes to the economies of several developingcountries, particularly across parts of West and Southern Africa. It is thus important forthe development community to recognize the role that mining can play in reducingpoverty and encouraging positive change. While diamond mining is often the economicpursuit of men, women are both directly and indirectly involved in the industry and inconsidering poverty reduction through the lens of the Millennium Development Goals,specifically the third, regarding the promotion of gender equality, it is of value toinvestigate artisanal diamond mining from a gendered perspective.

12 Stories about small-scale miningPresented by Communities and Small Scale Mining (CASM), the 12 short stories in this booklet are an illustration of concrete results achieved on the ground over the past five years and of the great potential for accelerating poverty reduction if more projects like these are implemented around the world.

Produced by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), this document reviews what is known about the challenges in the ASM sector explores how a ‘knowledge intermediary,’ which acts to link knowledge with policy, could address gaps in the ASM sector. 2013

Produced by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), this paper draws on lessons from the agricultural sector and investigates some of the factors that can lead to small-scale producers being excluded from certification – as well as looking at innovations and best practice design – to see how more inclusive certification could be achieved in the ASM sector. – 2013

Managing Africa’s Natural Resources for Growth & Poverty Reduction2007 “Big Table” Report, UN Economic Commission for Africa and African Development Bank

This report is the fourth in a series commissioned by the World Bank with the objective of supporting the government of the Central African Republic in its efforts to reduce fraud and improve the economic contribution of the mining industry—in particular, the diamond industry—to the national and local economies. The World Bank, November 2010

In November of 2010 this assessment of Communities and Small Scale Mining (CASM) for the World Bank and CASMstakeholders was structured and organized in a manner that encouraged further dialogue. Each finding is followed by a potential response. These responses were then considered as CASM and its stakeholders moved from analysis to decision-making.

DDI workshop on the mechanisation of Alluvial Diamond Mining entitled Barriers and Success Factors. A presentation by Michael Priester and Geert Trappeniers – Jerusalem, Israel, 30-31 October 2010.


Remarks of Stephen D’Esposito, President of RESOLVE to the National Research Council of the National Academies Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. October 19, 2010

Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development Pilot Project. A PowerPoint presentation on a USAID pilot project that is working with artisanal diamond miners on issues of property rights in Guinea and Central African Republic. Modern Jeweler Guest Editorial – PRADD Project

A comparison of Botswana and Zimbabwe Diamond Industries by Centre for Natural Resource Governance, 2013



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