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Useful websites related to forest sector transparency

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Other indicator projects

  • Chatham House action on illegal logging: indicators of progress
    is a methodology for assessing the effectiveness of the global response to illegal logging and associated trade.


  • World Resources Institute Governance of Forests Initiative (GFI)
    provides a common definition and concept for understanding forest governance across a variety of developing country contexts, based on widely agreed principles of good governance.

Relevant media items

The Economist 6-Jan-11: International rankings - Wrong numbers

Global league tables are interesting, but not always reliable

The hunger for crunchy comparisons of everything from venality to brainpower is huge and growing. It is tempting to try and pin ideas down by turning them into figures. Such measures can be handy. But they have serious flaws. Read original article.

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