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Our transparency indicators

Freedom of Information
The Law on Transparency and Access to Public Information has been in force since 2003, however most government bodies do not meet the minimum standards. Despite supporting norms for the forest sector, information is still inadequate. Read more...
Customary Rights
The new Forest and Wildlife Law passed in 2011 recognises customary and traditional rights of indigenous peoples to use and manage forests. The law now needs implementing regulations, and it has not yet been translated into community languages. Read more...
Consultation Procedures
The 2011 Law on the Right to Prior Consultation of Indigenous or Native Peoples provides for the first time a legal framework for consulting on new forest norms. However there remains ambiguity in the concept of ‘consultation leading to consent’. Read more...
Forestry Permits
Responsibility for granting permits has been transferred to regional governments, which raises the risk of dispersed and variable access to information. There is hope this may be ameliorated by a new National System for Forest and Wildlife Management. 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
43 people per km2 of forest
million total population
Corruption Perception Index
Corruption Perception Index
Corrupt Clean
5 km2 forests
( 48% of land area )
679,920% annual deforestation rate
GDP per capita PPP $5290
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