Assessment of Mineral Regimes in the East African Community

Aligning Frameworks with the African Mining Vision

The African Minerals Development Centre commissioned this study, with the objective of reviewing the policy and regulatory frameworks of the five East African countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania) for alignment with the Africa Mining Vision. In particular, the study seeks to assess the extent to which these countries’ policy and regulatory frameworks have accommodated and enabled the implementation of the development objectives of the Africa Mining Vision, including the extent to which these frameworks have enabled the utilization of mineral resources to underpin broad-based sustainable growth and socioeconomic development. The study also evaluated the extent to which these policy and regulatory frameworks have facilitated the attainment of the Vision’s principal goals, which include: fostering a transparent and accountable mineral sector promoting good governance in the mineral sector; improving knowledge and
optimizing the benefits of mineral resource endowments; developing linkages and using them to support economic diversification; harnessing the potential of small-scale mining; fostering environmentally sustainable, safe and socially responsible mining practices; and building human and institutional capacities.