This publication provides a short summary of the Mining: Partnerships for Development Toolkit.
The toolkit responds to a clear need in different parts of the world for a more systematic and objective way to quantify and agree ways to enhance mining's economic and social contribution.
It places emphasis on building multi-stakeholder partnerships. Research by ICMM and others has shown that good governance is the most important factor in enhancing mining's economic and social benefits and, particularly where governance is weak, such partnerships can be a powerful driver of development and poverty reduction.
It is currently being applied in a number of countries and can be used by mine managers and those interested in promoting economic and social development (host governments, development agencies and development-focused NGOs).
The InBrief introduces the eight modules of the toolkit and illustrates the benefits of its application. It also includes highlights of the case studies from five countries where the toolkit has been applied. It will be of interest to academics and practitioners working on mining, sustainability and sustainable development.