Two main products have been designed as part of this project:
Both are drawn up and published annually during the execution of the project, from 2009 to 2012. To date, two reports have been issued, for 2009 and 2010. The methodology used for the 2010 reports is explained below:
In order to update and validate the guidelines drawn up in 2009, a Workshop entitled "Evaluation of, and Improvements in the Methodology for Formulation of the Annual Report 2010 on Transparency in the Forestry Sector" was held on 6 August 2010, with public institutions with competences in forestry sector administration, public institutions with an impact on the forestry sector, indigenous organisations, business organisations and civil society organisations.
One of the results of the process of reviewing the evaluation guidelines was the identification of the suitability of five of the guidelines. Each guideline has a set of criteria which are evaluated to determine both whether or not the public organisations comply with the regulations on transparency portals and access to public information, and the actual availability of the information on the forestry sector. The guidelines are detailed below:
For the 2010 Annual Report, a few adjustments were made to the guidelines:
Despite these adjustments, in general the results obtained in 2009 are comparable with those for 2010, which allows us to look for evidence of whether there were any changes between the two years, either in terms of progress or deterioration in the levels of transparency and access to the information; an attempt is made to identify the reasons why there are no changes between the two years analysed in the reports.
Between 19 and 24 April 2010, Lima (Peru) hosted the international workshop for the project, and one of the topics for analysis and evaluation was the guideline for the 2009 Communal Report. In order to make the corresponding adjustments, some questions were removed and others included. The following methodology was used to compile and draw up the communal report: