"The report evaluate some of the governance challenges in the mining sector seen in 2013 with a view of impressing on policy makers to adapt policies that encourage economic growth of the sector at the same time upholding principles of human rights for communities living in resource rich areas. The report reflects on the effects of poor governance practices in the mining sector in the eyes of vulnerable communities living in resource rich areas of some parts of Manicaland Province from July to December 2013. The report recommends to policy makers, views expressed by a variety of stakeholders drawn from government, communities in mining areas, mining companies, civil society, and academia, regional and international partners that CRD interacted with in 2013 for incorporation in the new policy framework that will guide the operations of the mining sector."