|Title||Reforming artisanal mining for peace and sustainable development in eastern DR Congo|
|Collaboration||International Institute of Social Studies – Erasmus University of Rotterdam, ISDR; CREGED; RioBukavu|
|Brief Description||This project focuses on major reforms in the artisanal mining sector in the DRC. These reforms, in the spirit of the 2011 New Deal on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding and SDG16, aim to break through the conflict cycles between Congo’s extractive industry and the proliferation of armed groups.
Research on the reforms have not been comprehensively reviewed for the effect on governance and (performance) legitimacy of the state. Moreover, previous research did not account for regional differences. This project will therefore distinguish different reform impact zones and how they affect state legitimacy and the governance of reforms. The project combines a systematic scientific review with a co-creative Delphi study. Knowledge sharing is an integral part of the project and woven into all core activities.
|Co-Researchers||Marie-Rose Bashwira, Claude Wakenge Iguma, Mashanda Murhega|