A report by Ethiopia EITI on the artisanal and small-scale mining sector and its contribution to the economy.
The study suggests the following next steps for including of ASM in the scope of EITI reporting which can be relevant for other implementing countries:
- Establishing regular reporting mechanisms for ASM data as well as disclosure and dissemination of information to help inform policies and activities in the sector.
- Increasing awareness of ASM as a formal and significant source of income for the government, rather than just being regarded as a short-term and sporadic economic activity.
- Consulting with relevant government bodies and providing training on methods for collecting data on ASM.
- Establishing links to regional offices that monitor ASM activities at the local level for improved and timelier data management.
Link to blog on the report.