This guidance is aimed at government policy-makers. It is also useful for others interested in the successful conduct of local content policies: mining firms; inter-governmental organizations, development banks and development agencies with an interest in mining-based development; and non-governmental organizations and researchers focused on mining-related issues.
local content policies are highly context-specific; there are no one-size-fits-all solutions. IGF’s guidance on local content policies will help policy-makers ask the right questions to guide them toward workable made-in-country solutions, and will help in the process by highlighting the many lessons of history—positive, negative and mixed—and by pointing to the many helpful resources in this area.
This guidance is part of a suite of guidance products produced by IGF and, like the others, can be used as a stand-alone resource, as well as being used as a basis for IGF’s country- or regional-level in-depth training programs.