New tech, new deal: mining policy options in the face of new technology

New technologies related to digitization, big data, and automation are transforming the the global mining sector in many ways. This report presents policy options to promote good governance as the industry evolves. The large-scale mining sector is on the cusp of a major transition. This is part of the broader Fourth Industrial Revolution in which new technologies transform industrial activities so they are more connected, information-richer, and more efficient in the use of labour and inputs. While relatively late to the game, mining stands to be changed as fundamentally as any other sector.