IPIS Phase 2 Progress Report Released
Jun 22, 2017
In April 2016, the PPA granted funds to the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) to implement a pilot monitoring system for gold production and trade in eastern DRC. IPIS has released the Phase 2 Progress Report, which can be viewed here. Findings include the need to graft implementation on the local context, by adapting methodologies to specific circumstances, environments, and partners; the importance of local capacity enhancement, such as anchoring artisanal mining monitoring within rural areas; and the central role of due diligence monitoring, which is necessary to satisfy formal criteria like OECD Guidance, and requires dynamic flexibility within less accessible areas of the Eastern Congo. The project team plans to use these reflections to guide their transition into Phase 3 of system implementation. The report also details how the project team finalized data collection, assimilation, and pilot implementation through local outreach and capacity building.