Assessing the impact of due diligence programmes in eastern DRC

Over the past decade, various legislative and due diligence programmes (DDP) have been developed to improve mining communities’ livelihoods and reduce human rights abuses in conflict affected and high-risk areas, with a special focus on the African Great Lakes region. Despite significant growth and investments in minerals certification and traceability schemes, data on the impact of due diligence for miners and communities remains scarce. IPIS designed and conducted a social, environmental and human rights assessment of the impact of due diligence programs on mining communities in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).

Project Coordinator

Erik Gobbers