Over 40m people work in artisanal mines, finds report

The World Bank and development firm Pact have released the first ever state-of-the-sector report for small-scale and artisanal mining, finding that the total number of workers in these environments exceed 40 million across the globe

Over 40m people work in artisanal mines, finds report Over 40m people work in artisanal mines, finds report Over 40m people work in artisanal mines, finds report Over 40m people work in artisanal mines, finds report Over 40m people work in artisanal mines, finds report

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In the first-of-its-kind 96-page report, "2019 State of the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Sector," researchers examined both the origins and impact of this type of mining's ‘global data gap'