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The ‘Zambia Model’: A blueprint for formalizing artisanal and small-scale mining in sub-Saharan Africa?

Hilson, Gavin (2020) The ‘Zambia Model’: A blueprint for formalizing artisanal and small-scale mining in sub-Saharan Africa? Resources Policy, 68.

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Abstract

This paper outlines a framework for facilitating the formalization of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) – low-tech, labour-intensive mineral processing and extraction – in sub-Saharan Africa. It identifies taxation as a potential driver for formalization across the region because the financial gains would appeal to host governments on the one hand, and, on the other hand, it would energize ASM operators, most of whom are desperate to work in a more structured and regulated environment. Experiences from Zambia, where attempts have been made in recent years to control and regulate pockets of surging gold rush activity, are drawn upon to debate the case for making taxation more of a centrepiece of ASM formalization programs in sub-Saharan Africa.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Hilson, Gaving.m.hilson@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 1 August 2020
Funders : International Growth Centre
DOI : 10.1016/j.resourpol.2020.101765
Grant Title : International Growth Centre
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2020 Published by Elsevier Ltd. ublished by Elsevier Ltd.
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Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 03 Aug 2020 09:18
Last Modified : 03 Aug 2020 09:18
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/858339

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