Report / May 1, 2006

Experiences and Lessons Learned

Global Witness was contracted by Management Systems International (MSI) in 2004 to serve as monitor of
the Integrated Diamond Management Program’s diamond tracking system that is being jointly implemented
by MSI and the Peace Diamond Alliance (PDA). Global Witness carried out 3 visits in 2005 to Kono district in Sierra Leone to observe how the diamond tracking system was working in practice and to interview all stakeholders in this process. The findings of Global Witness’ three visits are highlighted in three reports that follow which outline how the systems were designed, how they were working on the ground and specific recommendations for improving the system.