This webpage is hosted by the Extractives Hub on behalf of the Sustainable Development Strategies Group and Colorado School of Mines.


The National Science Foundation awarded a grant to Colorado School of Mines (Mines) in 2019 to research gold supply chains in Peru and propose avenues to disrupt illicit segments of these supply chains. This three-year study began in January 2020 under the leadership of Mines. It is carried out by an interdisciplinary team of engineers, social scientists, and attorneys. The legal team, led by Sustainable Development Strategies Group, conducts law and policy research focused on formal, informal, and illegal gold mining and related supply chains in Peru, looks for opportunities to advance practical legal reforms and improve implementation of legal frameworks, and promotes mechanisms and strategies to align gold supply chains with sustainable development objectives in Peru.

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Reports from these studies are provided below as they become publicly accessible: