RCS Global conducts qualitative and quantitative research assignments for our corporate clients at all levels of the value chain. We provide independent, unbiased assessments to identify opportunities, unearth and contextualise specific risk factors and develop risk mitigation recommendations allowing companies to take appropriate action.
We help our public sector clients understand complex environments and answer questions of governance through in-depth primary and secondary research.
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For AngloGold Ashanti, PanAust, Trafigura and other mining and trading companies, RCS Global has carried out ASM baseline studies to help the companies understand the ASM situation they were facing and guide the companies’ ASM response.
For the World Bank, RCS Global has produced several Institutional and Stakeholder Analyses of mining and forestry sectors to inform the World Bank’s sectoral strategy and budget allocation in the country. These projects included in-depth field investigations, stakeholder mapping exercises and the development of sectoral reform proposals. Countries include Burkina Faso, Cameroon and the DRC.
For several companies, RCS Global has provided in-depth market intelligence and advised their market entry strategy into Africa, East and Central Asia, and Latin American. Such projects involve gathering local intelligence along with compiling statistics and detailed country profiles, as well as developing local business networks.
For the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), RCS Global is designing a clear, comprehensive and practical guidance on managing ASM, its impacts and its potential for national and regional development. The document will be used as a basis for policy and decision-making by international donors and the members of the IGF, a coalition of 49 countries.
For the GIZ and the ICGLR, RCS Global has conducted a pilot study on the integration of ASM into the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) reporting of the ICGLR member states. The study also evaluates the potential for synergies between the ICGLR regional mineral certification scheme, as well as other certification and/or traceability schemes, and EITI reporting of ASM.