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40,179,125

Global Number of People Working in ASM*

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30%

Women Working in ASM*

70%

Men Working in ASM*

*Based on the most recent and reliable data sources within platform

Number of People Working in ASM by Region

16,290,000

South Asia

9,800,500

East Asia & Pacific

9,856,000

Sub-Saharan Africa

2,258,625

Latin America & Caribbean

1,874,000

Middle East & North Africa

100,000

Europe & Central Asia

Photograph “Gold Mining” by Ollivier Girard/CIFOR is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Collaborating for Improved Transparency

The World Bank and Pact envision a world in which artisanal and small-scale mining is recognized as an important contributor to global development. We recognize that in order to achieve this goal and reduce the data gaps in the sector, we must work together to promote better sharing of knowledge and data across the sector to increase coordination of efforts and inform better policy and interventions that serve to advance the sector. We welcome partners to join us in our commitment to improve the quality, availability and accessibility of data in the ASM sector.

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Implementers

The World Bank Pact

Partners

Responsible Minerals Initiative OECD University of Surrey USGS Artisanal Gold Council Guyana Women Miners Org

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