Survey Report #3

In Liberia, mining has a significant impact on the economy, health, and well-being of local communities in concession areas. Mineral Development Agreements (MDAs) establish incentives, payments, and responsibilities between the concession company and the government, but do not always follow international best practices for engaging and protecting the community affected by the resource extraction. MDAs can be long, complex, and highly technical, and too often little effort is invested to

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