A snapshot of the findings from this research is now available. Click here to download
Mining and resettlement practitioner study
We are currently finalising a scoping study of resettlement practice in the global mining industry. The aim of this study is to build knowledge about mining and resettlement from the perspective of people directly engaged in policy and practice.
We are engaging with a full range of perspectives on MIDR. In this initial stage, we have completed 44 interviews with practitioners from mining companies, consultancies, international financial institutions and non-government organisations.
The forthcoming scoping report will be made publicly available in order to share findings and generate debate about mining and resettlement practice globally.
As additional research funding is secured, a second round of interviews will involve a wider sample of field-based practitioners in the context of specific case studies.
The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Mining, Resettlement and Livelihoods: Research and Practice Consortium, hosted by the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), released a new workbook today aimed at introducing the Impoverishment Risk and Reconstruction (IRR) Model for Resettling Displaced Populations (the “IRR model”) and highlight how it can be applied in the mining industry.
This short 2 minute video clip uses time series data to show footprint developments and land use change in and around the Porgera Gold Mine in Enga province of Papua New Guinea.
The primary aim of the report is to understand the mechanisms and instruments that governments are using to manage resettlement risks in the mining sector. Key findings show that the existing international standards have been unevenly incorporated into national frameworks.