Author: Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime & GIZ & Estelle Levin

March 1st, 2017

This case study served as a pilot for the development of the GIFF Project Handbook: Follow the Money: Financial Flows Linked to Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining. In addition to shaping the Handbook, the case study illustrates how the Handbook can be used and the findings presented. The following questions, as presented and discussed in the Handbook, informed the theoretical framework for the research project:
  1. Why and how do people engage in the ASGM sector?
  2. How much gold is produced/bought? (estimate)
  3. How does the gold flow? (Where is gold coming from and going?)
  4. How much turnover and profit are actors generating?
  5. What proportion of the value of the gold is retained in the local economy?

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