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Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS)

Initiatives


The Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi-Donor Trust Fund was launched in June 2015. The portfolio and pipeline of projects continues to grow. Here are a few examples of projects initiated to date. 

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Supporting Enhanced Transparency in Extractives

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

The World Bank`s EGPS trust fund supports developing countries to increase extractives’ transparency and accountability through the implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) - the global standard for extractive industries’ transparency. Since 2015, EGPS has provided support to over 23 countries.

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The Climate-Smart Mining Initiative

The Climate-Smart Mining Initiative aims to decarbonize and reduce the material footprint of minerals needed for the clean energy transition, particularly in resource-rich developing countries. With this initative, EGPS will help resource-rich developing countries benefit from the increasing demand for minerals and metals, while ensuring the mining sector is managed in a way that minimizes the environmental and climate footprint.

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Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM)

The Delve Platform

EGPS aims to increase global knowledge on artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), a vital livelihood for over 40 million people. Improved data informs policy making, guides design of interventions, provides accurate information to stakeholders, and shines a light on the scale and importance of the ASM sector. A key area of support is the Delve Platform, the first-ever global database for ASM data. This project also publishes an annual State of the ASM Sector report.

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The African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA)

The African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) supports countries in maximizing mineral resource benefits by offering regulatory options and a capacity building program for African legal professionals. To date, AMLA has provided training to 118 lawyers from 23 African universities representing 17 Francophone, Anglophone and Lusophone countries.

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Building Global Knowledge Through Flexible E-learning

With support from World Bank’s Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi-Donor Trust Fund: The Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mining Governance has brought best-in-class e-learning to over 20,000 learners, representing government, industry and civil society.

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Extractives-Led Local Economic Diversification (ELLED) Program

As part of its ELLED program, EGPS published a report in 2019, “Building Resilience: A Green Growth Framework for Mobilizing Mining Investment” outlining how public and private sectors can adopt practices and policies that better integrate climate change and local economic opportunity activities. The report offers examples of projects and policies that support green growth: particularly climate-related activities that create scalable economic value and invest in long-lasting green infrastructure.

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Local Economic Diversification

Local Economic Diversification Many resource-rich countries stepped up their local content requirements to stimulate local demand and employment. With EGPS funding, the World Bank developed an analytical tool—GeoChains—to help identify sustainable multi-sector development strategies in regions where extractive projects are prominent. 

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The Growing Role of Minerals for a Low-Carbon Future.

The Growing Role of Minerals for a Low-Carbon Future. EGPS funded this analytical piece intended to spark a dialogue around the opportunities and challenges for the mining and metals industry in a low-carbon future. The shift to a low-carbon future will boost demand for many minerals and metals, resulting in opportunities for mineral-rich countries.