The Federal Government of Nigeria has obtained a credit/loan from the International Development Association (IDA) to fund the Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification (MinDiver) Project. The project has the following development objectives:

  1.  To improve the attractiveness of the Nigerian Mining sector, as a driver for economic diversification, for long-term private sector investment in the exploration and production of minerals.
  2. To create a globally competitive sector capable of contributing to wealth creation, providing jobs and advancing our social and human security.


The key results of the project will include:

  1.  Increased availability of precompetitive geoscience data enhancing mineral transactions;
  2.  Institutional information systems integrated with multi-sector planning tools;
  3.  Incentives created for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) formalization;
  4.  Improved environmental and social compliance by mining industry operators

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