Action research reports support sustainability

A key part of IM4DC’s program is to commission Action Research into aspects of mining for development. Researchers deliver reports on their findings and these are posted on the IM4DC website here

More than 50 reports are now available.

These include reports that have been produced by developing country researchers who are students in Australia and reports on collaborative projects between institutions in developing countries and those in Australia.

Recently released reports include:

  • Mitigating acid and metalliferous drainage in the Asam-Asam basin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Parliaments and mining agreements: reviving the numbed arm of government
  • GIS-based exploration initiative to help steer sustainable development: a pilot project for Indonesia
  • Exploring the community’s ‘right to know’
  • Establishment of GEOLOOC online training site
  • Company geodata: growing African national archives via transfer of corporate geoscience.

These Action Research reports will support mining for development sustainability in two ways: they address many mining for development and sustainability issues; and they will form valuable references beyond the life of IM4DC and will continue to be available via web download from