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Guatemala

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Our transparency indicators

Forest Policy Review
The Forest Policy from 2001 was officially evaluated in 2011 with input from key stakeholders. This found that little or no progress had been made in conservation of strategic forest ecosystems and management of natural forests. Read more...
Participation in Decision-Making
Local development councils provide a formal procedure for consultation on forest norms, but little information is available at the regional or local levels on who is represented in them and what input they have into decision-making. Read more...
Strategic Planning
The approach to the country's development priorities lacks a strategic framework to assess impacts on natural resources. The last government was criticised for its unsustainable approach to land use and weak institutional capacity. Read more...
Incentives Scheme
The PINFOR incentive is obliged to distribute 50% of its funds to smallholders, yet these have received few benefits. Thus local communities fought for the strengthening of the PINPEP forest scheme, approved as law in 2010, which ensures incentives for smallholders without title deeds. 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
People
393 people per km2 of forest
People
million total population
Corruption Perception Index
Corruption Perception Index
3.2
10
Corrupt Clean
Forests
6 km2 forests
( 54% of land area )
36,570% annual deforestation rate
Income
Income
GDP per capita PPP $2862
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