Regional programme “Mineral Resources for Development” is the development cooperation programme to be assigned to the Sustainable Economic Development priority area of promotion. It combines modules from two implementing organisations, BGR and GIZ, with integrated participation by German private sector institutions.
The programme's planned term is from April 2012 to March 2015 (three years). The objective of the programme is: “The general conditions for developing a modern mining sector as driver of sustainable development are improved in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.”
The programme operates at the macro, meso, and micro levels. The MRD programme is implemented within four components and works on different scales, regionally to promote information and knowledge sharing, networking and building an effective regional dialogue platform; nationally to contribute to developing strategies for sustainable development of the mineral resources sector, focusing at improving preconditions for investment and technology transfer, promoting corporate social responsibility, building multi-stakeholder social dialogues, contributing to national frameworks on training policies, and locally to contribute to economic development and conflict prevention.
The programme components are as follows:
Component 1: Public-private dialogue platforms in the mineral resources sector
Component objective: The problem awareness of social opinion leaders regarding the importance of state frameworks for investment in the mineral resources sector (e.g. legal framework, transparency, training, and social and environmental standards) has increased.
Component 2: National and local conditions for promoting investment and technology
Component objective: The national and local conditions for promoting investment and technology in mining, geared to the public good, are improved.
Component 3: Training framework for the mineral resources sector
Component objective: The demand orientation of selected training courses relevant to the mineral resources sector is improved.
Component 4: Service orientation of downstream sector authorities
Component objective: State institutions responsible for the mineral resources sector of Tajikistan provide service-oriented information on the potential mineral resources for sustainable development of the country.