In phase 4 of the Sustainable Artisanal Mining (SAM) project implementation, one of broad outcome areas of the project focuses on maximizing commodities contributions from artisanal small-scale mining (ASM) to economic strengthening and improved livelihoods at local, regional and national levels.
An economically sustainable, environmentally responsible and human rights-based ASM sector in Mongolia benefiting from, and contributing to, global best practice regarding artisanal and small-scale mining.
The aim of this baseline study is to indicate current level of value of investments made by miners and traders into local economic sectors and their contribution to economic growth in ASM dependent provinces.
Scope: 6 provinces of Mongolia that have ASM activities including Govi-Altai, Bayankhongor, Tuv, Selenge, Dundgovi and Dornogovi
Project duration: July 01, 2015 – September 10, 2015