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Crisis, Mbingas and Artisanal Small-Scale Mining in Zimbabwe. Can Informal Mining Entrepreneurship Offer a Gateway for Youths?

Megatrends Policy Brief 16, 08.06.2023, 9 Pages

Illegal artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) is attracting Zimbabwe’s youth. Despite numerous challenges, their work ethic, endurance and creativity promote entrepreneurship. Using the rise of mbingas as an example, this policy brief analyses how that may benefit both young people and the economy.