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Our transparency indicators

Freedom of Information
A Freedom of Information Act was passed in 2010 but an Independent Information Commissioner has not yet been appointed by the government and the necessary steps to implement the law have not been taken by public authorities. Read more...
Benefit Sharing
A major step forward in 2011 was the first ever establishment of a National Benefit Sharing Trust Board, which includes civil society representatives. To date communities have not received the royalties due from the logging industry. Read more...
Community Monitoring
The Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the European Union was initialled in 2011. For the first time monitoring of activities by communities has been given recognition through a commitment to integrate the role into forest governance. Read more...
Private Use Permits
While no new logging concessions have been allocated in 2011, a growing number of Private Use Permits covering large forest areas have been issued by the forestry authority without going through any transparent process. 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
92 people per km2 of forest
million total population
Corruption Perception Index
Corruption Perception Index
Corrupt Clean
3 km2 forests
( 38% of land area )
43,290% annual deforestation rate
GDP per capita PPP $247
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