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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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  • Communities and Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining

    ASM is our core area of expertise. We combine practical research, community engagement and project delivery experience with in-depth knowledge of the environmental, human rights, political and social aspects of ASM solutions. Our clients include some of the world’s biggest companies in mining and trading.

  • Transparency, Payments to Governments and Anti-Corruption

    RCS Global is an EITI validator and experienced industry partner for the trading and extractives industries, helping the industry comply with stakeholder demands for greater accountability and transparency. We develop appropriate strategy and corporate transparency and anti-corruption policies and management systems

  • Public Policy, Legislation, and Institutional Reform

    We help to create or reshape institutions and improve their performance through appropriate capacity building to ensure good governance of the economic activity of extractive industries.

  • Responsible Supply Chains

    RCS Global is one of the very few companies that works all along the global value chain. We use our understanding of the needs of players at each level to help our clients design and implement effective CSR strategies.

  • Human Rights

    RCS Global guides and partners with our clients in engaging across the value chain, incorporating multiple stakeholders in meaningful ways, creating shared value, system-level change and respect for human rights.

Recent Projects

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.


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