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Gavin Hilson


Chair of Sustainability in Business

Biography

Biography

Gavin is a leading global authority on the environmental and social impacts of the small-scale mining sector. He has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters and reports on the subject, his specialist knowledge widely recognized internationally. He has delivered talks on small-scale mining at United Nations headquarters in New York, the World Bank in Washington DC and several universities worldwide. He has also provided consultancy services on the subject for a range of organizations: the UK Department for International Development, World Bank and EGMONT (Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels); the NGO sector, including the Alliance for Responsible Mining and the WWF Guianas; and corporations such as Newmont Gold Mining and Gold Fields.Gavin is editor-in-chief of The Extractive Industries and Society (Elsevier Science), and is on the editorial boards of The Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier Science), Resources Policy (Elsevier Science), Mineral Economics (Springer) and The International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment (Taylor & Francis). He is also an executive board member of the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), an NGO established to improve awareness and eliminate circulation of 'conflict diamonds'.

He received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Toronto, and his PhD from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. His first academic post was at Cardiff University, where he held the post, Lecturer in Environmental Policy, in the School of City and Regional Planning. Following this appointment, he moved to the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM), the University of Manchester, where he held the post of Lecturer in Environment and Development. In 2007, he moved to the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, The University of Reading, taking up a permanent lectureship in Environment and Development. He was promoted to Reader in 2009.

Research interests

For over a decade, Gavin has carried out research on mining and development in Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Malawi and Guyana. His work has been funded by a range of organizations, including the ESRC, British Council, British Academy, the Royal Society and Nuffield Foundation. He is presently carrying out research on mineral certification schemes; Corporate Social Responsibility in the mining sector, specifically the application of a 'social license to operate' in sub-Saharan Africa and relations between multinationals and artisanal operators; and linkages between smallholder farming, agricultural liberalization and the growth of small-scale mining.

Blog: 'Field Notes and Anecdotes' http://asmfielddiary.blogspot.co.uk/

Research collaborations

  • University of Mines and Technology, Ghana
  • University of Ghana, Ghana
  • University of Bath, UK
  • University of East Anglia, UK
  • Murdoch University, Australia
  • University of Queensland, Australia
  • WWF Guianas

Teaching

  • Programme Director, MSc Extractive Industries, The Environment and Sustainability.

Editor-in-Chief, The Extractive Industries and Society

The Extractive Industries and Society is the one journal devoted to disseminating in-depth analysis of the socio-economic and environmental impacts of mining and oil and gas production on societies, both past and present. It provides a platform for the exchange of ideas on a wide range of issues and debates on the extractive industries and development, bringing together research undertaken by an interdisciplinary group of social scientists in academia, government, the NGO community and industry. Topics covered by the journal include environmental management at mines and rigs; Corporate Social Responsibility and community development; the environmental and social impacts of artisanal and small-scale mining in developing countries; corruption and the extractive industries; industry reform; the donor community and the extractive industries; climate change and fossil fuel extraction; and taxation and foreign direct investment in the sector. Submissions which draw upon experiences from both developed and developing countries are invited from across the social sciences. The journal publishes original research articles, field reports, critical reviews, conference reports, book reviews and short correspondences. For more information, including 'Instructions for Authors', please visit the journal website at www.journals.elsevier.com/the-extractive-industries-and-society/.

PhD Students

(2015-Present) Ph.D. Co-Supervisor for Mr. Joshua Sandin, School of Management. Royal Holloway, University of London. Thesis title: "Microfinance and Small-Scale Mining in Sub-Saharan Africa", SEDTC ESRC doctoral fellowship, Royal Holloway, 3 years.

(2013-Present) Ph.D. Supervisor for Mr. James McQuilken, Surrey Business School, The University of Surrey. Thesis title: “'Ethical Gold' in sub-Saharan Africa: A Viable Poverty Alleviation Strategy?” SEDTC ESRC doctoral fellowship, University of Surrey, 3 years.

(2013-Present) Ph.D. Supervisor for Angélique Ikuzwe, Surrey Business School, The University of Surrey. Thesis title: “'Young Faces in Dangerous Places: Diagnosing the Child Labour 'Problem' in Northern Ghana”, Business and Management Postgraduate Research Studentship, University of Surrey, 3 years.

(2011-Present) Ph.D. Supervisor for Mr. Makzum Abudher, Surrey Business School, The University of Surrey. Thesis title: “After The Oil and the Battle? Economic Diversification in Libya”, Libyan Government Scholarship, 3 years.

(2010-Present) Ph.D. Supervisor for Ms. Rachel Perks, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, The University of Reading. Thesis title: “Here for a Lifetime: Perspectives from Rwanda's Generational Miners”. Funding: University of Reading Studentship, 3 years.

(2010-Present) Ph.D. Supervisor for Mrs. Hope Kruku, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, The University of Reading. Thesis title: “Can Solid Mineral Development Offset Nigeria's Oil Curse?” self-funded. Submitted

(2010-2014) Ph.D. Supervisor for Mr. Mark Hirons, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, The University of Reading. Thesis title: “Addressing Livelihood and Environmental Needs: What are the Implications of Implementing the REDD Mechanism in The Mineralized Territories of Ghana?” Funding: NERC/ESRC Studentship, 3 years. Completed

(2010-2014) Ph.D. Supervisor for Dr. Audrey Cash, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, The University of Reading. Thesis title: “Oil for Development in Africa: The Case of Chad”. Completed

(2009-2013) Ph.D. Supervisor for Dr. Paul Kamlongera, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, The University of Reading. Thesis title: “De-agrarianization and livelihood diversification in sub-Saharan Africa: What economic role does artisanal mining play in rural Malawi?” Funding: Commonwealth Fellowship Program, 3 years. Completed

(2009-2013) Ph.D. Supervisor for Dr. Godfried Appiah Okoh, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, The University of Reading. Thesis title: “Using the grievance mechanism to contextualize small-scale and large-scale mining conflicts in rural Ghana”, self-funded. Completed

(2008-2011) Ph.D. Supervisor for Dr. Martin Clifford, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, The University of Reading. Thesis title: “Environment, health and mercury pollution in the small-scale gold mining industry: strategies and ways forward in Ghana and Guyana” Funding: NERC/ESRC, 3 years. Completed

(2007-2011) Ph.D. Supervisor for Dr. Emmanuel Conteh, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, The University of Reading. Thesis title: “Livelihoods Diversification Challenges in the Diamond Mining District of Kono, Sierra Leone”, Self-funded. Completed

(2007-2011) Ph.D. Supervisor for Dr. John Childs, Institute for Development Policy and Management, The University of Manchester. Thesis title: “Fair Trade Gold: A Panacea for Poverty in Tanzania?” Funding: ESRC Studentship, 3 years. Completed

(2006-2010) Ph.D. Supervisor for Dr. Sadia Mohammed Banchirigah, Institute for Development Policy and Management, The University of Manchester. Thesis title: “Alternative Livelihood Projects: A Vehicle for Poverty Alleviation in Rural Ghana?” Funding: University of Manchester Alumni Fund. Completed

News

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My publications

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Hilson, G., Hilson, A., Maconachie, R.  2018.  Opportunity or Necessity?  Conceptualizing Entrepreneurship at African Small-Scale Mines.  Technological Forecasting and Social Change https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2017.12.008
  2. McQuilken, J.  Hilson, G.  2017.  Mapping Informality: ‘Constructing’ A Global Production Network for Africa’s Alluvial Diamonds.  Development and Change DOI: 10.1111/dech.12403
  3. Hilson, G.  2017.  Why is there a large-scale mining ‘bias’ in sub-Saharan Africa?  Land Use Policy (accepted for publication). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.02.013.
  4. Hilson, G.  2017.  Shootings and burning excavators: Some rapid reflections of the Government of Ghana’s handling of the informal galamsey mining ‘menace’.  Resources Policy 54: 109-116.
  5. Hilson, G., Hilson, A., Maconachie, R. McQuilken, J., Goumandakoye, H.  2017. Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Sub-Saharan Africa: Re-conceptualizing Formalization and ‘Extra-Legal’ Activity.  Geoforum 83: 80-90.
  6. Hilson, G., Maconachie, R.  2017.  Formalising Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining : Insights, Contestations and Clarifications.  Area 49(4) : 443-451.
  7. Hilson, G., Laing, T.  2017. Gold mining, indigenous land claims and conflict in Guyana’s hinterland.  The Journal of Rural Studies 50: 172-187.
  8. Hilson, G., Laing, T.  2017.  Gold Mining in Guyana: A Unique Resource Curse?  The Journal of Development Studies 53(2): 229-248.
  9. Hilson, G., Ackah-Baidoo, A., McQuilken, J.  2016. Ethical Mineral Production: Fairer Trade for Whom? Resources Policy 49(3): 232-247.
  10. Hilson, G.  2016.  Farming, Small-Scale Mining and Rural Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Critical Overview.  The Extractive Industries and Society 3(2): 547-563.
  11. Maconachie, R., Hilson, G.  2016.  Re-Thinking the Child Labour “Problem” in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Sierra Leone’s Half Shovels.  World Development 78: 136-147.
  12. Maconachie, R., Hilson, G.  2015.  Ebola and alluvial diamond mining in West Africa: Initial reflections and priority area for research.  The Extractive Industries and Society 2(3): 397-400.
  13. Hilson, G., Gatsinzi, A.  2014.  A rocky road ahead? Critical reflections on the futures of small-scale mining in sub-Saharan Africa.  Futures 62 Part A: 1-9.    
  14. Hilson, G., Osei, L.  2014.  Tackling Youth Unemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Is there a role for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining.  Futures 62 Part A : 83-94.
  15. Hilson, G., McQuilken, J.  2014.  Four decades of support for artisanal and small-scale mining in sub-Saharan Africa: A critical review.  The Extractive Industries and Society 1(1): 104-118.
  16. Hilson, G., Hilson, A., Adu-Darko, E.  2014.  Chinese Participation in Ghana’s Informal Gold Mining Economy: Drivers, Implications and Clarifications.  Journal of Rural Studies 34: 292-302.
  17. Hirons, M., Hilson, G., Asase, A., Hodson, M.E.  2014.  Mining in a changing climate: What scope for forestry-based legacies?  Journal of Cleaner Production 84: 430-438.
  18. Hilson, G.  2014.  ‘Constructing’ Ethical Mineral Production Schemes: The Case of Nyala Ruby.  Development and Change 45(1): 53-78.
  19. Maconachie, R., Hilson, G.  2013.  The Extractive industries, community development and livelihood change in developing countries.  Community Development Journal 48(3): 347-359.
  20. Hilson, G.  2013.  “Creating” Rural Informality: The Case of Artisanal Gold Mining in Sub-Saharan Africa.  The SAIS Review of International Affairs 33(1): 51-64.
  21. Hilson, G., Garforth, C.J. 2013.  ‘Everyone now is concentrating on the mining’: Drivers and Implications of Changing Agrarian Patterns in the Eastern Region of Ghana.  The Journal of Development Studies 49(3): 348-362.
  22. Hilson, G., Amankwah, R., Ofori, G. 2013.  Going for Gold: Transitional Livelihoods in Northern Ghana. The Journal of Modern African Studies 51(1): 109-137.
  23. Hilson, G.  2012.  Corporate Social Responsibility in the Extractive Industries: Experiences from Developing Countries. Resources Policy 37(2): 131-137.
  24. Hilson, G. 2012.  Family work and cultural values: Child labor in Malian artisanal gold mining communities.  World Development 40(8): 1663-1674.
  25. Hilson, G.  2012.  Poverty traps in small-scale mining communities: The case of sub-Saharan Africa.  Canadian Journal of Development Studies 33(2): 180-197.
  26. Hilson, G., van Bockstael, S. 2012. Poverty and Livelihood Diversification in Rural Liberia: Exploring the Linkages Between Artisanal Diamond Mining and Smallholder Rice Production. The Journal of Development Studies 48 (3) 416–431.
  27. Hilson, G., Garforth, C.J. 2012.  ‘Agricultural Poverty’ and the Expansion of Artisanal Mining: Case studies from West Africa.  Population Research and Policy Review 31(3): 435-464.
  28. Hilson, G. 2011.  Artisanal Mining, Smallholder Farming and Livelihood Diversification in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: An Introduction.  Journal of International Development 23(8): 1031-1041.
  29. Hilson, G. Van Bockstael, S.  2011.  Diamond Mining, Rice Farming and a ‘Maggi Cube’: A Viable Poverty Alleviation Strategy in Rural Liberia?  Journal of International Development 23(8): 1042-1053.
  30. Okoh, G., Hilson, G.  2011.  Poverty and Livelihood Diversification: Exploring the Linkages Between Smallholder Farming and Artisanal Mining in Rural Ghana. Journal of International Development 23(8): 1100-1014.
  31. Hilson, G.  2011. ‘Inherited Commitments’:  Do changes in ownership affect corporate social responsibility (CSR) at African gold mines?  African Journal of Business Management 5(27): 10921-10939.
  32. Kamlongera, P., Hilson, G.  2011.  Poverty Alleviation in Rural Malawi: Is There a Role for Artisanal Mining?  Journal of Eastern African Studies 5(1): 42-69.
  33. Maconachie, R., Hilson, G.  2011.  Small-Scale Gold Mining: A New Frontier in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone?  The Journal of Development Studies 47(4): 595-616.
  34. Hilson, G., Ackah-Baidoo, A.  2011.  Can microcredit services alleviate poverty in African small-scale mining communities?  World Development 39(7): 1191-1203.
  35. Hilson, G.  2010.  ‘Once a Miner, Always a Miner’: Poverty and Livelihood Diversification in Akwatia, Ghana.  Journal of Rural Studies 26(3): 296-307.
  36. Hilson, G.  2010.  Challenges with Eradicating Child labour in the Artisanal Mining Sector: Experiences from Northern Ghana.  Development and Change 41(3): 445–473.
  37. Hilson, G., Clifford, M.J. 2010.  Small-Scale Gold Mining, the Environment and Human Health: An Introduction to the Ghana Case.  International Journal of Environment and Pollution 41(3-4): 185-194.
  38. Hilson, G., Clifford, M.J. 2010.  ‘A Kimberley Protest’: Diamond Mining, Export Sanctions and Poverty in Akwatia, Ghana.  African Affairs 109(436): 431-450.
  39. Banchirigah, S.M., Hilson, G.  2010.  De-Agrarianization, Re-Agrarianization and Local Economic Development: Re-Orientating Livelihoods in African Artisanal Mining Communities.  Policy Sciences 43(2): 157-180.
  40. Kwai, B, Hilson, G.  2009.  Livelihoods in Transition: Contextualizing the Expansion of Artisanal Mining in Rural Tanzania.  Outlook on Agriculture 39(2): 141-147.
  41. Carstens, J., Hilson, G.  2009.  Mining, Grievance and Conflict in Rural Tanzania.  International Development Planning Review 31(3): 301-326.
  42. Hilson, G.  2009.  Small-Scale Mining, Poverty and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Overview.  Resources Policy 34(1-2): 1-5.
  43. Hilson, G., Banchirigah S.M.  2009. Are alternative livelihood projects alleviating poverty in mining communities?  Experiences from Ghana.  The Journal of Development Studies 45(2): 172-196.
  44. Hilson, G., Maconachie, R.  2009.  Good Governance and the Extractive Industries in sub-Saharan Africa.  Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review 30(1): 52-100.
  45. Hilson, G. 2008.  ‘Fair trade gold’: Antecedents, prospects and challenges.  Geoforum 39(1): 386-400.
  46. Hilson, G.  2008. ‘A Load too Heavy’: A Critical Examination of the Child Labor Problem in African Artisanal Mining Communities. Children and Youth Services Review 30: 1233-1245.
  47. Hilson, G.  2007.  What is wrong with the Global Support Facility for Small-Scale Mining?  Progress in Development Studies 7(3): 235-249.
  48. Hilson, G.  2007.  Championing the Rhetoric: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Ghanaian Mining Sector.  Greener Management International 53: 43-56.
  49. Hilson, G., Yakovleva, N., Banchirigah, S.M.  2007.  ‘To move or not to move’: reflections on the resettlement of artisanal miners in the Western Region of Ghana.  African Affairs 106(424): 413–436. 
  50. Hilson, G., Yakovelva, N.  2007.  Strained relations: a critical analysis of the mining conflict in Prestea, Ghana.  Political Geography 26(1): 98-119.
  51. Hilson, G., Hilson, C.J., Pardie, S.  2007. Improving Awareness of Mercury Pollution in Small-Scale Gold Mining Communities: Challenges and Ways Forward in Rural Ghana.  Environmental Research 103(2): 275-287.
  52. Hilson, G., Vieira, R.  2007.  Challenges with minimizing mercury pollution in the small-scale gold mining sector: experiences from the Guianas.  International Journal of Environmental Health Research 17(6): 429-441.
  53. Hilson, G.  2006. Abatement of mercury pollution in the small-scale gold mining industry: Restructuring the policy and research agendas.  The Science of the Total Environment 362(1-3): 1-14.
  54. Hilson, G., Monhemius, A.J.  2006.  Alternatives to Cyanide in the Gold Mining Industry: What Prospects for the Future?  Journal of Cleaner Production 14(12-13): 1158-1167.
  55. Hilson, G., Pardie, S.  2006.  Mercury: An agent of poverty in Ghana’s small-scale gold mining industry?  Resources Policy 31(2): 106-116.
  56. Hilson, G., Nyame, F.  2006.  Gold mining in Ghana’s forest reserves: a report on the current debate.  Area 38(2): 175-185.
  57. Hilson, G.  2005.  Strengthening Artisanal Mining Research and Policy through Baseline Census Activities.  Natural Resources Forum 29(2): 144-153.
  58. Hilson, G., Potter, C.  2005.  Structural adjustment and subsistence industry: artisanal gold mining in Ghana.  Development and Change 36(1): 103-131.
  59. Haselip, J., Hilson, G.  2005.  Winners and losers from industry reforms in the developing world: Experiences from the electricity and mining sectors. Resources Policy 30(2): 87-100.
  60. Hilson, G.  2004. Structural Adjustment in Ghana: Assessing the Impacts of Mining Sector Reform.  Africa Today 51(2): 53-77.
  61. Hilson, G., Haselip, J.  2004.  The environmental and socioeconomic performance of multinational mining companies in the developing world economy.  Minerals and Energy 19(3): 25-47.
  62. Hilson, G., Maponga, O.  2004.  How has a shortage of census and geological data inhibited the regularization of artisanal and small-scale mining?  Natural Resources Forum 28(1): 22-33.
  63. Hilson, G.  2003.  Gold Mining as Subsistence: Ghana’s Small-Scale Miners Left Behind.  Cultural Survival Quarterly 27(1): 74-76.
  64. Hilson, G.  2003.  Formalising artisanal and small-scale mining: a perverse logic? Urban Health and Development Bulletin 6(4): 21-38.
  65. Hilson, G.  2003.  Defining ‘Cleaner production’ and ‘pollution prevention’ in the mining context.  Minerals Engineering 16(4): 305-321.
  66. Hilson, G.  2003.  Eco-efficiency: improving environmental management strategy in the primary extraction industry.  Journal of Environmental Systems 29(1): 1-11.
  67. Hilson, G., Basu, A.J.  2003.  Devising Indicators of Sustainable Development for the Mining and Minerals Industry: An Analysis of Critical Background Issues.  The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 10(4): 319-332. 
  68. Hilson, G., Potter, C.  2003.  Why is illegal gold mining activity so ubiquitous in rural Ghana?  African Development Review 15(2): 237-270.
  69. Hilson, G., van der Vorst, R.  2002.  Technology, managerial and policy initiatives for improving environmental performance at small-scale gold mines.  Environmental Management 30(6): 764-777.
  70. Hilson, G., Nayee, V.  2002.  Environmental management system implementation in the mining industry: a key to achieving cleaner production.  International Journal of Mineral Processing 64(1): 19-41.
  71. Hilson, G.  2002.  Harvesting mineral riches: 1000 years of gold mining in Ghana.  Resources Policy 28(1-2): 13-26.
  72. Hilson, G.  2002.  Land use competition in developing countries: profiling the struggles of Ghana’s galamsey miners.  Minerals and Energy 17(3): 2-14.
  73. Hilson, G.  2002.  Delivering aid to grassroots industries: a critical evaluation of small-scale mining support services.  Minerals and Energy 17(1): 11-18.
  74. Hilson, G.  2002.  Land use competition between small- and large-scale miners: a case study of Ghana.  Land Use Policy 19(2): 149-156.
  75. Hilson, G.  2002.  An overview of land use conflicts in mining communities.  Land Use Policy 19(1): 65-73.
  76. Hilson, G.  2002.  Small-scale mining in Africa: tackling pressing environmental problems with improved strategy.  Journal of Environment and Development 11(2): 149-174.
  77. Hilson, G. 2002.  Small-scale mining and its socioeconomic impact in developing countries.  Natural Resources Forum 26(1): 3-13.
  78. Hilson, G.  2002.  The environmental impact of small-scale gold mining in Ghana: identifying problems and possible solutions.  The Geographical Journal 167(1): 57-72.
  79. Hilson, G.  2002.  Promoting sustainable development in Ghanaian small-scale gold mining operations.  The Environmentalist 22(1): 51-57.
  80. Hilson, G.  2002.  The future of small-scale mining in developing countries: environmental and socioeconomic perspectives. Futures 34(9-10): 863-872.
  81. Hilson, G.  2001.  Mining and sustainable development: the African case.  Minerals and Energy 16(2): 27-36.
  82. Hilson, G.  2001.  Putting theory into practice: How has the gold mining industry interpreted the concept of sustainable development?  Mineral Resources Engineering 10(4): 397-413.
  83. Hilson, G., Murck, B.  2001.  Progress toward pollution prevention and waste minimization in the North American gold mining industry.  Journal of Cleaner Production 9(5): 405-415.
  84. Hilson, G.  2000.  Barriers to implementing cleaner technologies and Cleaner production (CP) practices in the mining industry: A case study of the Americas.  Minerals Engineering 13(7): 699-717.
  85. Hilson, G.  2000.  Sustainable development policies in Canada’s mining sector: an overview of government and industry efforts.  Environmental Science and Policy 3(4): 201-211.
  86. Hilson, G., Murck, B.  2000.  Sustainable development in the mining industry: clarifying the corporate perspective.  Resources Policy 26(4): 227-238.
  87. Hilson, G.  1999.  A proposed framework of eco-efficiency for the nonferrous metal mining sector.  Journal of Environmental Systems 27(3): 191-208.

 

Books and Edited Compilations

  1. Gilberthorpe, E., Hilson, G.  2014.  Natural Resource Extraction and Indigenous Livelihoods.  Ashgate, Aldershot, ISBN 9781409437772.
  2. Hilson, G.M.  2014.  Galamsey: The Making of Ghana’s Informal Gold Mining Economy.  Book manuscript, University Press of America, Colorado (in preparation), contract secured.
  3. Hilson, G. (ed.) 2014. “A Rocky Road Ahead? The Future of Small-Scale Mining in Sub-Saharan Africa”, Organizer and Editor of a special issue of Futures (expected publication, January 2014).
  4. Hilson, G. (ed.) 2014.  “The Extractive Industries and Community Development Challenges in sub-Saharan Africa”, Organizer and Editor of a special issue of Resources Policy 40: 1-136.
  5. Maconachie, R., Hilson, G. (eds.) 2013. “The extractive industries, community development and livelihood change in developing countries”, co-organizer and co-editor of a special issue of Community Development Journal 48(3): 347-505
  6. Hilson, G.  (ed.) 2012.  “Corporate Social Responsibility in the Extractive Industries: Experiences from Developing Countries”, organizer and guest editor of a special issue of Resources Policy 37(1): 131-260.
  7. Hilson, G. (ed.) 2011.  “Artisanal Mining, Smallholder Farming and Livelihood Diversification in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa”, organizer and guest editor of a special double issue of The Journal of International Development 26(8): 1031-1150.
  8. Clifford, M.J., Hilson, G.  (eds).  2010.  “Small-Scale Mining, Mercury and Environmental Health: Challenges and Ways Forward in Rural Ghana.  Special Issue of The International Journal of Environment and Pollution 41(3-4): 185-325.
  9. Hilson, G. (ed.).  2009.  “Small-Scale Mining, Poverty and Development in sub-Saharan Africa”.  Special Issue of Resources Policy 34(1-2): 1-86.
  10. Hilson, G. M. (ed.).  2006.  Small-Scale Mining, Rural Subsistence and Poverty in West Africa, Intermediate Technology and Development Group (ITDG) Publications, United Kingdom ISBN 185339629X.
  11. Hilson, G.  (ed.).  2006. “Improving Environment, Ethical and Economic Performance in the Mining Industry: Part 1: Environmental Management and Sustainable Development”, organizer and guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Cleaner Production 14(3-4): 225-462.
  12. Hilson, G.  (ed.). 2006.  “Improving Environment, Ethical and Economic Performance in the Mining Industry: Part 2: Life Cycle and Process Analysis, Innovation and Technical Change”, organizer and guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Cleaner Production 14(12-13): 1039-1188. 
  13. Hilson, G. M. (ed.).  2003. The Socio-Economic Impacts of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Developing Countries.  A. A. Balkema, a Division of the Taylor and Francis Group, United Kingdom, ISBN 90 5809 615 7, Rotterdam, 739 pp.
  14. Hilson, G.  (ed.).  2003.  “Environmental management in the small-scale mining industry”.  Organizer and editor of a special issue of the Journal of Cleaner Production 11(2): 91-227.

 

Book Chapters

  1. Hilson, G., Hilson, A., Dauda, S.  2017.  Corporate Social Responsibility at African Mines: Reflecting on the Past to Understand the Present, in Mining History: Corporate Strategies, Heritage and Development (eds. J. Janssen and S. Luning), Routledge, London.
  2. Hilson, G., Hilson, A.  2017.  Mining in Ghana: Critical Reflections on a Turbulent Past and Uncertain Future, in The Economy of Ghana Sixty Years After Independence (ed. R. Kanbur and E. Aryeetey), Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  3. Hilson, G., McQuilken, J. 2016. Moving Overseas? Critical Reflections on the Implementation of Latin American Ethical Gold Schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa, in Critical Approaches to the ‘New Extraction’ (ed. K. Deoandan and M.J. Dougherty), Routledge, London.
  4. Hilson, G., Okoh, G.  2013.  Reforms, Regulation and the Rise of Ghana’s ‘Dual’ Gold Mining Economy, in The Extractive Industries and Poverty Reduction in Africa: The renewal of modes of governance (Ed. B. Campbell), Routledge, London.
  5. Ackah-Baidoo, A and Hilson, G. 2011. Implementing microcredit services for Africa’s rural poor: the case of the artisanal mining sector. In Microcredit and International Development: Contexts, Achievements and Challenges (ed. F. Hossain et al.), Routledge, Abington.
  6. Hilson, G., Kamlongera, P.  2011.  Fair Trade Gold: Prospects for Africa’s Artisanal Miners, in Business, Non-State Regulation and Development (ed. D. Reed et al.), Routledge, London.   
  7. Hilson, G.  2011. ‘A Conflict of Interest’? A Critical Examination of Artisanal/Large-Scale Miner Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa, in New Directions in Resource Investment and African Development (ed. F. Botchway), Edward Elgar, London.
  8. Hilson, G.  2009.  Mining and Rural Development: The Trajectory of Diamond Production in Ghana, in Artisanal Diamond Mining: Perspectives and Challenges (ed. K. Vlassenroot and S. van Bockstael), Egmont (The Royal Institute for International Studies), Brussels.
  9. Hilson, G., Maconachie, R.  2009.  The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: Panacea or White Elephant for Sub-Saharan Africa? in Sustainable Development and the Minerals Industry (ed. J. Richards), Springer Verlag, New York.
  10. Hilson, G., Monhemius, A.J., Rautiu, R.  2005.  Alternative Leach Reagents in Gold Processing – A Review of Substitutes for Cyanide, pp. 181-206, in Gold Extraction in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) (ed. Ranft et al.), Jagiellonian University Press, Luxemburg.

 

Reports and Working Papers

  1. Hilson, G.  2016.  Development Minerals in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.  Paper prepared for the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme, Brussels.  
  2. Hilson, G.  2016.  Artisanal and small-scale mining and agriculture: Exploring their links in rural sub-Saharan Africa.  Issue paper, International Institute for Environment and Development, London ISBN 978-1-78431-329-6
  3. Hilson, G.  2015.  Critical Reflections on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Data in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Draft Report prepared for the World Bank and EITI Secretariat, Washington DC and Oslo.
  4. Hilson, G., Buxton, A.  2015.  Farming, Small-Scale Mining and Rural Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Report prepared for the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London
  5. Hilson, G., Hilson, A.  2015.  Entrepreneurship, poverty and sustainability: Critical reflections on the formalisation of small-scale mining in Ghana.  International Growth Centre Working Paper, International Growth Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science.
  6. Hilson, G.  2013.  Best Practices in the Small-Scale Gold Mining Sector: Lessons for Ghana.  Draft Report prepared for the World Bank, Washington DC.
  7. Hilson, G.  2009.  Scoping Study For Fair Trade Artisanal Gold.  Paper prepared for the Alliance for Responsible Mining, Columbia.
  8. Hilson, G., Yakovleva, N.  2006.  Strained Relations: a critical appraisal of the mining conflict in Prestea Town (Ghana). Working Paper 34, Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society, Cardiff University.
  9. Hilson, G.  2004.  Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Ghana: Identifying Priority Research Needs.  Centre for Development Studies, University of Swansea, and UK Department for International Development (DfID), UK.
  10. Hilson, G., Baartman, J.  2004.  Guianas Mining Regulation Review.  Report Prepared for WWF Guianas, Paramaribo. 
  11. Hilson, G., White, D.  2002.  A Recommended Strategy for Detoxifying Cyanide-Contaminated Media.  Report prepared for IC Consultants (ICON), London. 
  12. Hilson, G.  Monhemius, A.J.  2002.  Alternative Leach Reagents in Gold Processing: A Review of Alternatives to Cyanide.  Report prepared for IC Consultants (ICON), London. 
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