Responsible Mineral Development Initiative

This initiative began in 2010 with worldwide consultation aimed at identifying the challenges for responsible mineral development. Phase II set out to develop practical solutions, identifying six building blocks for action. The third phase focused on facilitating a shared understanding of the benefits and costs of mineral development and identifying different stakeholder needs, expectations and priorities


The project aims to:

  • Provide a framework for assessing value created by mining along seven value dimensions: fiscal, legislative and regulatory, employment and skills, environment and biodiversity, socio-economic and cultural factors, procurement and supply, downstream and infrastructure
  • Assess and analyse stakeholders’ perceptions and expectations regarding the value created by the mining sector, to inform dialogue and action agendas
  • Establish collaborative platforms for engagement and dialogue at country, regional and international levels