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Sector Wide Impact Assessment of Limestone, Gold and Tin Mining in Myanmar

This sector-wide impact assessment (SWIA) on limestone, gold and tin mining in Myanmar analyses the impacts of mining of these commodities on the environment, local communities and workers. It covers sector-wide, cumulative and project-level impacts, looking at both the formal and informal parts of the sector. Recommendations are made to the Myanmar Government, businesses, civil society, ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) and other governments on how adverse impacts of the mining sector can be avoided and addressed, and how positive impacts can be maximised. By outlining key findings from the extensive fieldwork undertaken for the assessment and making concrete recommendations, the assessment seeks to contribute to building a platform for dialogue about how Myanmar’s mining sector can be shaped to contribute to poverty reduction and development.

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Field Value
Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
Topics Mining
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
Copyright Yes
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Version / Edition May 2018

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Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business Address: No.6 (A), Shin Saw Pu Road, Kayin Chan Ward, Ahlone Township, 11121 Yangon, Myanmar.


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Co-author (individual) Nora Götzmann, Elin Wrzoncki, and Ida Jøker Krog
Publication date 2018
Pagination 248
Keywords limestone,tin,swia
Date uploaded February 12, 2020, 07:04 (UTC)
Date modified May 4, 2021, 15:11 (UTC)