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10 Apr 2013 description

Executive summary

The formalisation of the mining sectors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda offers a compelling parallel to the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Action Plan (FLEGT). Both are relevant to governance in weak or fragile states, respond to the need to ensure socially and environmentally responsible sourcing of natural resources, and both resources have funded conflict– and in the case of the DRC, still do.