This page provides access to useful links about Mining for Development around the world.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is responsible for managaing Australia’s overseas aid program. The fundamental purpose of Australian aid is to help people overcome poverty. This also serves Australia’s national interests by promoting stability and prosperity both in our region and beyond. Read more about Australia’s overseas aid program here

Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program for the Mining Industry

The leading Practice Sustainable Development Program for the Mining Industry, launched in 2006, supports the sustainable development of the Australian minerals industry. Read more here

The program has produced a series of handbooks available here

Plus a handbook on Social Responsibility in the Mining and Metals Sector in Developing Countries available here

World Bank Oil, Gas, and Mining Unit

The objective of the World Bank Oil, Gas, and Mining Unit is to facilitate the extractive industries’ contribution to poverty alleviation and economic growth through the promotion of good governance and sustainable development. Read more here

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

The EITI sets a global standard for transparency  in oil, gas and mining. Read more here

International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

ICMM was established in 2001 to improve sustainable development performance in the mining and metals industry. Read more here

Oxfam Australia

Oxfam is part of a global movement of people working to fight poverty and injustice. Read more here

The Energy and Minerals Institute

The University of Western Australia progresses much of its comprehensive international agenda through the Energy and Minerals Institute (EMI). EMI provides a gateway to UWA’s expertise, high-tech infrastructure and collaborations. Read more here

The Sustainable Minerals Institute

The Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland is a world leading research institute dedicated to finding knowledge-based solutions to the sustainability challenges of the global minerals industry. Read more here