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Our Findings

Legal access to information
Although the right to information is clearly recognised by Constitution, lack of a legal framework means communities struggle to obtain information from public services. Read more...
Transparent Decision Making
The first substantive National Forest Forum took place in March 2010, with some one thousand participants debating various issues and raising them directly with officials. Read more...
Tenure and Land Use
Forest lands are under clear legal ownership by the state or the municipalities. This is contested by communities, who claim ownership on all the forest lands and resources. Read more...

Other Facts

Vital Statistics
54 people per km2 of forest
Corruption Perception Index
Corruption Perception Index
GDP per capita US$1137
Other Facts
Other Facts
Impact of extra-sectoral activities in forests

In one area, there can be three layers of overlapping rights: customary rights, commercial logging rights, and rights to subsoil resources (oil, gas minerals). This is a key threat to forests and to the rights granted to communities by the forest law. Read more...

World Bank Governance Indicators

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  • Control of Corruption
  • Rule of Law
  • Regulatory Quality
  • Government Effectiveness
  • Political Stability
  • Voice and Accountability
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