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Forest Sector Reform
The reform process has gathered pace to develop a new forest law and associated norms. A civil society platform produced a detailed proposal on measures to improve transparency and governance, which need to be incorporated into the new framework. Read more...
Customary Rights
The state has shown little inclination to relinquish its control over forest resources. Customary rights are broadly recognised, but procedures are needed to institute them in practice as a way of resolving land disputes and protecting forests and rural livelihoods. Read more...
Small Logging Permits
Little public information is available on small logging permits, which have been closely linked to illegal logging activities. Civil society campaigns and monitoring led to the new Minister of Forests finally suspending all such permits until more rigorous regulations are introduced. Read more...
Allocation of Concessions
The Ministry of Forests and Wildlife has opened bidding for new logging concessions, including in protected areas, without conducting any prior consultation with local people. Although there is an Independent Observer, the process for allocating concessions needs greater transparency. Read more...
Available to public
  • Yes!
  • Partial
  • No
  • N/A
Change in year
  • Significantly improvedSignificantly improved
  • ImprovedImproved
  • No ChangeNo Change
  • WorsenedWorsened
  • Significantly worsenedSignificantly worsened
Other Facts Other Facts
Vital Statistics
101 people per km2 of forest
20 million total population
Corruption Perception Index
Corruption Perception Index
Corrupt Clean
199,160 km2 forests
( 42% of land area )
-1.1% annual deforestation rate
GDP per capita PPP $2359
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