Hands holding bauxite in Guinea


Despite world-class bauxite and iron ore reserves, Guinea’s minerals and metals have yet to yield significant socioeconomic improvements for citizens.

Photo by Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg for Getty Images
Photo by Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg for Getty Images

Guinea’s mining sector is well developed, and the country has large deposits of bauxite, used to develop aluminum. Guinea also has future potential with significant unexploited reserves of iron ore (including the world-class Simandou project). But there are concerns around the transparency and traceability of mining revenues, which may hinder the sector’s ability to drive economic and social development. Furthermore, corrupt practices characterize every step of the extractive sector decision chain.

To address these governance challenges, NRGI works with civil society organizations and mining communities to strengthen their capacities and expertise to monitor mining revenues and to use mining sector data. NRGI also supports government officials as they pursue mining sector reforms, including the adoption of the new mining code, and ensuring that anticorruption provisions are included.

Outdoor industrial jetty at sea bank with incline large conveyor for transportation bauxite ore from mining shuttle trains to mini bulk carrier, Guinea

Resource Governance Index

The RGI assessed the governance of Guinea's mining and hydrocarbon sectors.

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