"The mountain gave birth to a mouse": The socio-economic impact of mining in the Kayes region of Mali

This report looks at the impact of mining operations on local socio-economic development and conflicts in Mali, specifically in the Kayes region, and assesses the impact of mining companies’ community investments on local populations.

The research found that, although there has been improvement in the amount of wages paid to those engaged in the mining industry (including local people), the jobs and community projects on offer have yet to benefit all the villages affected by mining operations.