Project profile — Support to Nigeria's Mining Sector Reform


IBRD Trust Funds - World Bank (44001)
2013-05-01 - 2015-05-01
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Nigeria (100.00%)


• Mineral Resources And Mining: Mineral/mining policy and administrative management (32210) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to build an environmentally sustainable mining sector that contributes to Nigeria’s economic growth. The project provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development to enable the government to articulate its long-term vision for mining sector development. The Government of Nigeria has identified the mining sector as one of the key drivers of economic growth and diversification. Increased investment in the mining sector also enhances employment and livelihood opportunities for Nigerians, particularly those living in disadvantaged regions. The principal activities include: (i) producing a consolidated strategy for sustainable mining sector development; (ii) developing mining sector-specific environmental and social regulations; (iii) undertaking spatial analysis and planning to map out potential mining development areas; (iv) preparing a business plan for the recently refurbished Geosciences Research Laboratory in Kaduna; and (v) developing recommendations for gender equality to be considered in all aspects of the development of the mining sector.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project are: (i) improved environmental sustainability and gender responsiveness of Nigeria’s mining sector reform; and (ii) increased opportunities for investor engagement in Nigeria’s mining sector.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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