Evaluation of EU-IcSP financed project on responsible mineral supply chains in conflict affected and high risk areas
OECD Due Diligence Guidance implementation - Since the 1990s, natural resources have often been associated with the financing of armed conflicts and the perpetration of serious abuses of human rights in conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRAs). Conflict financing through mineral extraction and trade is a major impediment to peace, development and growth in mineral producing and transit countries. With a view to tackling these issues, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) developed through a multi-stakeholder process the "Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas". The European Union, through IcSP, has contributed to financing the OECD’s efforts in the implementation of this Guidance.
GFA/Projekt-Consult was contracted to carry out an evaluation of the past two phases of IcSP financing in order to assess the achievements, extract lessons learned and provide recommendations for the planning of the third phase.
The evaluation covered the OECD’s related activities on the global level and case studies of three specific countries: China, Colombia, and DR Congo.