Trade and Industry

Small-Scale Mining and Its Impact on Poverty in Namibia: A Case Study of Miners in the Erongo Region

  • Year: 2009
  • Organisation: Trade and Pro-Poor Growth Thematic Working Group; TIPS, BIDPA
  • Publication Author(s): Jacob M. Nyambe;Taimi Amunkete
  • Countries and Regions: Namibia

This project was designed to explore small-scale mining activities in Erongo Region of Namibia. The main objective was to explore possible contributions of small-scale mining to poverty alleviation in Namibia. The study seeks to achieve three specific objectives, namely activities of small-scale mining, the role of small-scale mining with regard to poverty alleviation, and suggesting policy recommendation that may help to improve small-scale mining activities. With the use of two questionnaires that were drafted, key stakeholders and small-scale miners were interviewed face to face.