LOCAL CONTENT: POLICY, PRACTICE, AND EMERGING ISSUES

World Mining Congress
This paper offers an overview of local content policies and practice in the mining sector. Specifically, the paper aims to answer the question of how national and regional governments, industry and civil society can work together to seek an optimal outcome while pursuing their diverse objectives. The paper begins by defining local content and its scope at the subnational level. Specific recommendations for the design of local content policies to mitigate social, economic and governance risks are developed. The document then offers some recommendations regarding the role of partners in design, implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of local content policies.
Keywords: Developments; Development; mining; Governments; Government; Policy; Economics; Regulations; Impacts;
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