The Pivot Underpinning the Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP)

Tracking Gov't Expenditure & Job Creation

The government commitment to address the menace of illegal and unsustainable mining practices in the country upon assumption of office established the Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP). Government’s five-year MMIP, an alternative livelihood programme for illegal miners, is expected to cost $10 million. According to the government the MMIP will deal with the issues holistically and introduce some reforms that will firmly deal with, once and for all, the illegal and unsustainable small-scale mining activities in Ghana. A closer review of the project by iWatch Africa uncovered the theory of change underpinning the project. The infographic systematically shows and briefly explains the theory. iWatch Africa is currently monitoring the realities of government’s commitments and prospects of the MMIP and will publish our findings soon;

Credit: Moro Seidu | Monitoring & Evaluation| iWatch Africa


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Gideon Sarpong

Gideon Sarpong is a policy analyst and media practitioner with over eight years of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across Ghana, as well as designing strategic project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation, Commonwealth Youth Program ,Free Press Unlimited and Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast, a PgD in Fiscal Policy for financing sustainable development from the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, in South Africa and a PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is the founder and country president of SOA Ghana Hub. Gideon is a Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Trans-national Governance in Florence.

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