Publications

  • The Future of Mining in Ghana

    The Ghana Chamber of Mines and the International Council on Mining and Metals commissioned ACET and Steward Redqueen to estimate the socioeconomic impact of large-scale mining in Ghana from 2010 to 2022 and provide robust data on the industry, as a basis for informed discussion, policymaking, and operational planning. See the full report. ...
  • Promoting Sustainable Rural Transformation – Uganda

    The Uganda  report is a synthesis of ACET's study of that country's value chains for cassava, cow, millet and sorghum. Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa with a total land area of 241,551 km, 17 percent of which is lakes and wetlands. The country has fertile soils and regular rainfall, making land its most important natural resource. Indeed, agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing more than 66 percent of the workforce. The sector contributed 25.9 percent of GDP and agricultural exports accounted for 48.5 percent of total exports that year. The agricultural sector is also the basis for most industrial activity in the country. About 85 percent of Ugandans live in rural areas and rely ...
  • Delivering Public-Private Partnership Benefits to Mining Communities in Ghana

    This working paper seeks to discuss key issues relating to the structuring of public-private partnerships to benefit communities in mining areas in Ghana, the role of the government (local, regional, national) and investors in financing and managing PPPs at the community level, who should be accountable for managing PPPs, what social and economic activities should community PPPs target, whose choice  it should be, and how  the public sector and mining companies ‘could structure investment and decision-making in PPPs to ensure sustainability beyond the life of mine. The paper has been funded by the Australian Government through the Australia-Africa Partnerships Facility (AAPF). The views and opinions presented in this working paper ...
  • Improving Governance of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Sector in Ghana

    This working paper, Improving Governance of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Sector in Ghana seeks to discuss key issues relating to regulating access to minerals in the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector, how small scale miners could co-exist with the large scale mining sector in mutually beneficial arrangements, protecting workers rights and impediments to enforcing globally accepted environmental practices in the ASM sector. The paper has been funded by the Australian Government through the Australia-Africa Partnerships Facility (AAPF). The views and opinions presented in this working paper are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Australian ...
  • The Public-Private Sector Dialogue on Mining Governance in Ghana series

    For more than a century, Ghana, a mineral-rich country, has been engaged in the production of solid minerals for export. The country is the second largest producer of gold in Africa after South Africa, the third-largest African producer of aluminum metal and manganese ore, and a significant producer of bauxite and diamond. However, there have been concerns that revenues from the exploitation of mineral resources have not been managed well over the years, and have therefore not resulted in social and economic development of the country, particularly for mine-impacted communities. The enactment of the Petroleum Revenue Management Act (PRMA) 2011 (Act 815) piqued interest in the management of resource revenues in general and mineral ...