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 close to a decade of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is a co-founder of iWatch Africa. 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 is the founder of Sustainable Ocean Alliance Ghana. He was a 2021 Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Trans-national Governance in Florence, Italy and 2020/21 Open Internet For Democracy Leader. Gideon was also a 2022 Visiting Scholar/Reuters Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK and was selected as a 2022 TRF/Trust Conference Changemaker. He is currently the Africa Regional Cordinator for Environmental Justice Foundation and a 2023 Pulitzer ORN Fellow. Email:

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