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Our Findings

Our transparency indicators

Rule of Law
The Forest Code is out-dated and contradicted by legislation for extractive industries. Local authorities have a critical role to play, but they are compromised by conflicting interests, limited capacity and lack of information. Read more...
Independent Forest Monitoring
An Independent Forest Monitor was appointed in 2010 to work in collaboration with civil society, forest authorities and the private sector. It is meant to publish it's reports, but the review committee to approve them first has not yet been set up. Read more...
Forestry Title Conversion
The review and conversion of 80 of the 156 old title deeds into new concessions has attracted criticism over legality of some deeds and lack of involvement of local people. Accountability will improve if all contact documents are published. Read more...
'Artisanal' Logging Permits
Artisanal logging permits have proliferated whilst there is a moratorium on new concessions. Although they are theoretically for smaller areas to produce for the national market, in practice they have been abused for industrial-scale exploitation. Read more...
Available to public
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  • Partial
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Change in year
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Vital Statistics
43 people per km2 of forest
million total population
Corruption Perception Index
Corruption Perception Index
Corrupt Clean
4 km2 forests
( 44% of land area )
1,541,350% annual deforestation rate
GDP per capita PPP $199
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