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Mining for development


International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC)


The IM4DC provides access for developing countries to education, training and technical advice through short courses, fellowships, capacity building, published guides, conferences and alumni events. Australia is providing $31 million over four years to the IM4DC.


Results to date

In its first year of operation, the IM4DChas established offices at the University of Western Australia and commenced delivery of training with 294 people from 25 developing countries trained, including in:

  • cadastral management in a GIS environment
  • rehabilitation on mined land
  • occupational health and safety
  • management of large volume waste facilities in mining
  • local procurement.

The IM4DC has also commissioned 11 research projects into mining for development issues, including a good practice guide on the management of occupational health and safety.


  Current Stage
Started March 2012 Implementing Completion September 2012



The following documents describe this initiative in more detail*. Documents are uploaded as the initiative progresses. Find out more about the aid management cycle and the documents you can expect to find.

1. Policy & Direction Setting 2. Plan & Design 3. Implementation & Performance Management 4. Review & Evaluation

International Mining for Development Centre AusAID Activity Proposal by UWA and UQ

Grant Agreement

Quality at Entry Report for International Mining for Development Centre


*The Australian aid program is committed to publishing documents and data concerning Australia’s official development assistance in a way that is comprehensive, accessible and current. Our practice is to publish documents once finalised and where appropriate after the partner government and any other partners directly involved in the delivery of the initiative have been consulted. Not all material published on this site is created by the Australian aid program and therefore not all documents reflect our views. In limited circumstances some information may be withheld for reasons including privacy and commercial sensitivity.


Last reviewed: 1 November, 2013