The Institut de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (IRGM) was created in 1979 through decree n°79/495 of 04 December 1979 on the organisation of the Délégation Générale à la Recherche Scientifique (DGRST) which, after several mutations, became the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation (MINRESI).
– It is under this legal framework that the IRGM carried out its mission until 2018, the year during which its reorganisation took place thanks to the decree n°2018/632 of 30 October 2018.
– This reorganisation aims to bring IRGM’s statutes in line with the new legal environment (general status of public establishments, code of transparency and good governance in public finance management, financial regime of the State and other public entities).
– IRGM is a public establishment of a scientific and technical nature, with a Board of Directors and a General Management, placed under the technical and financial supervision of MINRESI and MINFI. It has legal personality and financial autonomy.