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Mining Investment and Governance Review (MInGov)

MInGov is a tool to systematically diagnose mining governance and inform stakeholders

The mining sector is a key source of potential growth in many resource-rich countries. Effectively harnessing the potential of the sector can result in sustained social and economic growth and development for many developing countries. Botswana, Chile and Malaysia are examples heralded as success stories; however, many countries have failed to realise the potential due to poor governance of the sector.

It is against this background that The Mining Investment and Governance Review or “MInGov” was conceived in 2014 with the aim of providing a country-specific tool to systematically diagnose mining sector governance, across all its stages of the value chain from exploration to local impact, and from legislation to implementation.

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Mining Investment and Governance Review (MInGov)


  • 2014 - 2016



  • World Bank

Designed and implemented by Adam Smith International (ASI) and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) under the guidance of the World Bank, MInGov offers a detailed snapshot of mining governance to inform institutional and regulatory reform, increase a country’s competitiveness, and catalyse economic growth and investment.

Reviews are conducted through desktop research and in-country interviews with a wide range of stakeholders from government, industry and civil society. In its pilot phase ending in 2016, MInGov has conducted 7 country reviews (Botswana, DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Peru and Zambia).

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