The socio-economic impact of artisanal mining in eastern DR Congo

01 January 2012 → 31 December 2017
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Anthropology
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
artisanal mining access to land urbanisation
Project description

In eastern DR Congo, the artisanal exploitation of coltan, gold and cassiterite constitutes an important source of income for thousands of men, women and children in a context of continuing political and economic instability. The central themes of this research project are, on the one hand, the relationship between artisanal mining and access to land, and, on the other hand, the relationship between artisanal mining and processes of urbanisation.