Child labour

Convening Stakeholders to Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (COSTREC-ASGM) Project

The project will work with a wide range of stakeholders, including national, regional, local governments, miner associations, mining companies, trade unions, NGOs/civil society groups, media, academia, communities, miners, parents, and children.

Development objective

Convene stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labor and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold (ASGM).

Intermediate Objectives

Ghana and the Philippines
  • Laws, policies, and action plans to address child labor and working conditions in ASGM are strengthened, enforced, and/or implemented.
  • Access of vulnerable households living in ASGM communities to social protection services and to improved livelihood programs is increased.
  • Mechanisms to increase transparency and monitoring of child labor and working conditions in gold mining supply chains are developed and implemented, with a particular focus on ASGM.
Global, Ghana, and the Philippines
  • Global networks to reduce child labor in ASGM and improve working conditions in countries where ASGM is significant are operational.
  • Innovative solutions to reduce child labor and improve working conditions in ASGM are supported and disseminated in Ghana, the Philippines, and other countries.

Country level information