Economic contribution

The World Gold Council has produced a series of works to measure the wider impacts of gold mining. Each report builds on the findings of the earlier research to advance our knowledge of gold mining’s contribution to socio-economic development and shared value.

The social and economic impacts of gold mining

Economic contribution - The social and economic impacts of gold mining

An independent report produced for the World Gold Council by development economics agency Maxwell Stamp. This study builds on the other research detailed here, with a wide range of additional industry sources, and provides a broad and detailed set of indicators demonstrating how formal gold mining contributes to socio-economic growth and development at the global, national and community level.

Responsible Gold Mining and Value Distribution Report

Economic contribution - Responsible Gold Mining and Value Distribution Report

The report analyses survey data of 15 World Gold Council Member companies, providing a comprehensive, country-by-country view on how value generated by the formal gold mining sector is distributed.

The direct economic impact of gold

Economic contribution - The direct economic impact of gold

Independent research from PwC, commissioned by the World Gold Council, quantifies how gold contributes to local and global economic development. It covers the entire value chain from gold mining through to consumer demand.