A gold mine of information: lessons from early GEF efforts to reduce mercury in artisanal and small-scale gold mining
In 2012, GEF began pilot projects in three diverse landscapes—Burkina Faso and Senegal, Ecuador and Peru and the Philippines. Each project aimed to test how well the GEF could introduce and promote take up of non-mercury gold processing equipment in mining communities, leading to reductions in mercury use.
Integrated Approach To Address Environmental Degradation Drivers
With the integrated approach gaining increasing prominence in the GEF portfolio, this formative evaluation assessed the IAPs’ early results and lessons and how these are informing the evolution of the integrated approach in the impact programs.