The Kimberley Process (KP) and its supporting certification system (KPCS) came into effect in January 2003. The effort aims to control the flow of rough diamonds to and within international markets. While generally deemed successful by the industry and cooperating countries, the KPCS has failed to come to grips with a huge proportion of diamond mining in alluvial producer countries. The small-scale and itinerant character of alluvial diamond mining make it particularly difficult for governments to exercise effective monitoring and regulation of this sector, or to improve conditions in an often chaotic environment. Thus a significant portion of alluvial diamond mining activity remains unregulated and unregistered.
July 1, 2009
Project Design and Implementation