Post-clearance inspection in mine action - how cost-effective?
In approximately ten years of external quality control, millions of square metres of already cleared land have been sampled, and a comparatively small number of missed mines/ERW have been found.
This indicates that the quality of the final product, the cleared land, is typically very high. In such instances, the question of costs versus the added value of external quality control should be considered – especially in programmes with limited funding. The findings of this study show that, for five of the countries in 2010, 7.1 million m² of previously cleared land was re-cleared during external quality control, in five countries. This cost USD 5.9 million but only six mines were found. The GICHD study seeks to examine post-clearance inspection, including its costs and benefits, and explores:
GICHD study report | A Review Of External Post-Clearance Inspection In Mine Action
Guidance on Post-Clearance Inspection is provided in the following document :