World Bank ASM-PACE Case Studies Brochure

ASM-PACE Country StudiesThis publication is a summary of several larger reports, which were produced by ASM-PACE in collaboration with the Program on Forests (PROFOR) and the World Bank.

With support from PROFOR and the Oil, Gas, and Mining Unit (SEGOM), the World Bank's Africa regional staff contracted the ASM-PACE Program to analyze the impacts of artisanal mining activities on high-value natural landscapes and the people who live nearby. The case studies, a global solutions study, and a methodological toolkit offer recommendations on how to reconcile socioeconomic development based on artisanal mining and preservation of important ecological sites. The global study looked at 36 countries and found that artisanal and small-scale mining was taking place either inside or along the borders of 96 out of 147 protected areas in those countries. In the end, the project looked in more depth at experiences in five African countries. This report focuses on three of these: Gabon, Liberia, and Madagascar.

The publication acknowledges and thanks Fauna & Flora International (FFI) for being a research partner on the Liberia Case study and The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, for its generous funding for the ASM-PACE project.