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IGF Mining Policy Framework Assessment: Kyrgyzstan

With support from the Government of Canada, the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) is working with a voluntary selection of its member states to help them operationalize practices consistent with the IGF’s Mining Policy Framework (MPF).

The first assessments were carried out in 2014 in the Dominican Republic, Madagascar and Uganda. Based on the success of these initial evaluations, the IGF will conduct three or four assessments each year in response to member requests.

The MPF assessment process is made up of two main steps. First, the MPF assessment team evaluates relevant national, regional and international laws, policies, conventions and administrative frameworks for mining and minerals development and management relative to the six themes of the MPF: the Legal and Policy Environment, Financial Benefit Optimization, Socioeconomic Benefit Optimization, Environmental Management, the Post-Mining Transition, and Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM). This work is done both through desk- and field-based research involving diverse stakeholders. The second phase involves working with the government to develop and deliver capacity building and technical support that address priority gaps identified during the assessment.

This report presents the mining policy framework assessment for Kyrgyzstan, with a view toward helping the government target its efforts in implementing the MPF, informing capacity-building efforts and allowing for monitoring of progress over time.