Underdevelopment of mining and quarrying industries

Other Names:
Inadequate development of small-scale mining
Mining and quarrying are vital sectors in many developing countries, but because the industry is often dominated by foreign transnationals, and may also be located in isolated rural areas, it remains largely underdeveloped. The bulk of production is exported in a raw or semi-processed state and as a result, the sector has not developed into a dynamic factor for industrial development.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Date of last update
08.12.1999 – 00:00 CET