Ivory Coast

Total according to speech of Minister at OECD Forum 2017 (seems plausible for a population of 25 million) → 500,000
Min/max: Total appears to be at upper end of range (MAX). MIN might be between total and HIL-16 → 300,000 - 500,000
Female participation: no data. As diamond is more important than gold, participation is believed to be less than African default: 20%? → 100,000?
Gold: gold is less important than diamond. Perhaps 150,000? gold and 250,000? diamond.

2018: 100,000

(IGF-18): Table 3

Directly working in ASM: 100,000
Estimated number of dependants: 600,000
Main Minerals: Gold, Diamonds

2017: 500,000

Mining Minister at OECD Responsible Minerals Forum Paris 2017: 500,000

2016: 100,000

(HIL-16): Directly working in ASM: 100,000
Estimated number of dependants: 600,000

1999: 17,500

(ILO-99): Employment: 10,000 - 25,000
Number of mines: n/a
Illegal mines: n/a

ReferenceYearCitationArchived CopyLink
ARM-182018Barreto, M.L.,Schein, P., Hinton, J., Hruschka, F. (2018): The Impact of Small-Scale Mining Operations on Economies and Livelihoods in Low- to Middle-Income Countries. ARM, Envigado, PACT, Westcombe.arm-18.pdfresponsiblemines.org/…
IGF-182018IGF (2018): Global Trends in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM): A review of key numbers and issues. IIED/IISD, London, Winnipeg.igf-18.pdfiisd.org/…
GMA-182018UNEP (2018): Global Mercury Assessment 2018. Technical Background Report E-Annex. Chapter 3.2. UNEP, Geneva.gma-18.pdfwedocs.unep.org/…
AMDC-172017AMDC (2017): ASM Sector Report. Selected countries policy profile review of ASMamdc-17.pdfknowledge.uneca.org/…
HIL-162016Hilson, G. (2016): Artisanal and small-scale mining and agriculture: Exploring their links in rural sub-Saharan Africa. IIED, London.hil-16.pdfpubs.iied.org/…
ILO-991999Jennings, N. (1999): Social and labour issues in small-scale mines. Report for discussion at the Tripartite Meeting on Social and Labour Issues in Small-scale Mines. ILO, Geneva.ilo-99.pdfilo.org/…
ASM DATA - Country Database Record
Country CodeCIV
CountryIvory Coast
ASM StatusExisting (data assessed)
Country Count1
Data year2017
Publ. year2017
ASM Miners500,000
- gold150 ,000
Data curation as reported
Inc. DevMinno
- min.300,000
- max.500,000
- female100 ,000
ASM Commoditiesdiamonds, gold
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