SUNConferences, 27th Annual Conference of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineering

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Conceptualising Global Mineral Value Chains: A Tool for Mineral Policy Design
Wouter Gideon Bam

Last modified: 2016-10-06


This paper presents a model by which policy makers can conceptualise the shape and impact of mineral value chains (MVCs) and how their decisions influence the local footprint and value capture of mineral-related activities. The model combines a high-level value chain perspective with the triple bottom line dimensions of sustainable development. The proposed model aims to stimulate increased discourse surrounding a more holistic view of value capture from mineral value chains. This is done by investigating the role of productive actors, government and civil society and how each of these players’ roles interlink.


Policy; Minerals; Decision making; Value capture