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This table presents a summary of the indicators reported by the partners in the seven countries where Making the Forest Sector Transparent is working. It is important to note that the indicators are not directly comparable because of the differing country-specific contexts and assessments by the partners.

Year: 2011

Freedom of Information Law
yellow point Although there is no specific freedom of information law, the Con
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yellow point The Right to Information Bill was tabled in Parliament in Februar
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green point The Freedom of Information Act was signed into law in 2010 and is
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green point Peru has rules that demand transparency and access to information
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green point The Organic Law of Transparency and Access to Public Information
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green point The Law of Access to Public Information passed in 2008 is availab
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yellow point A draft law has been submitted to the Senate and is waiting to be
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National Forest Policy
green point The national forest policy is accessible on demand from the Minis
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green point The policy framework, as contained in the 1994 Forest and Wildlif
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green point The National Forest Policy in 2006 sets out to address immediate
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yellow point There is a document called the third preliminary version of the N
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green point Since its design in 2000, the Strategy for Sustainable Forest Dev
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green point In the 2001 Forest Policy of Guatemala, the State sets out the po
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red point The agenda drawn up by the World Bank in 2007 is used as a forest
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Codified Forest Laws and Norms
green point The forest law and the implementing regulations are available on
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green point There are the several laws that regulate the protection and manag
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green point The National Forestry Reform Law was adopted in 2006, and subsequ
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green point Even though there is no Forest Code in Peru, forest legislation i
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green point The forest law and norms are available through the webpage of the
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green point The Forest Law was decreed in 1996 and its 2005 code regulates th
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yellow point There is a law related to the Forestry Code and 37 regulatory mea
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Signed International Trade Agreements on Forests
green point The Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) was signed on 6 October
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green point Ghana signed a Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Volunt
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green point The Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Voluntary Partner
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green point The Free Trade Agreement with the United States, which was approv
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green point Ecuador is a signatory of various international agreements relate
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yellow point Guatemala has signed various international trade agreements and i
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yellow point There are on-going negotiations on the Forest Law Enforcement Gov
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Provisions for Transparency in Forest Laws
green point The 1993 Forest Policy, the sub-regional agreements signed by Cam
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green point The Forestry Commission (FC) New Service Charter in 2008 provides
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green point Section 18.15 of the National Forest Reform Law provides for publ
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green point The norms issued for the forestry sector that provide for transpa
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yellow point There are no laws or statutes that point to transparency in the f
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red point The forest laws and norms do not make specific reference to acces
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yellow point The Congolese Forest Code does not include clear provisions for t
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Legal Recognition of Customary and Traditional Rights
yellow point Recognition of customary rights in the forest law is limited to a
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green point Customary law is recognised in the Constitution of Ghana as subor
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yellow point Although the Constitution of the country recognizes customary and
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green point Article 78 of the new Forest Law 29763 (which will come into forc
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green point The Constitution as well as the environmental and forest regulati
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red point Even though the State is obliged to recognise customary rights du
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yellow point The Forest Code recognises customary and traditional rights, prim
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Legally Recognised Procedure for Consultation on New Forest-Related Norms
red point There are no procedures setting out the method of consultation to
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yellow point There is no legally enshrined procedure for consultation on new n
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red point The National Forest Reform Law and regulations 101-07 set out pro
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green point The Law on the Right to Prior Consultation of Indigenous or Nativ
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yellow point There is a Council of Citizens’ Participation and a law of citi
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yellow point The System of Development Councils ensures that there is a formal
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yellow point Some legal texts set out consultation procedures, for example for
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Law Recognising Right to Free Prior Informed Consent
red point There is no law that recognizes the right of communities to give
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green point The Timber Resource Management Regulations Legislative Instrument
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green point Ten Core Regulation 102 requires that in order to undertake comme
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green point Free prior informed consent is expressly recognised in the recent
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red point Article 57 of the Constitution of Ecuador 2008 guarantee the righ
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yellow point There are a number of laws available to the public that recognise
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yellow point Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) is mentioned in the fores
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National Land Tenure Policy
red point The only existing document is a zoning plan for Southern Cameroon
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red point The ownership of forest reserves is clarified in the reservation
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red point There is no current document that sets out the national policy on
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red point There is no specific policy on land tenure, but there are policie
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yellow point There are various legal bodies that directly or indirectly grappl
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green point The Agrarian Policy for 2009-2012 and the National Policy for Int
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yellow point There is no national land policy in DRC. The land tenure code was
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Land Ownership and Forest Use Maps
yellow point Maps of property titles are available but they do not hold inform
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red point There are no ownership and forest land use maps but there are map
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yellow point The Forestry Development Authority has digitised maps for all con
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yellow point Since what was reported in 2010, technical maps that cover grante
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green point Several maps of the areas that are part of the National System of
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yellow point There are no specific maps that comprehensively detail forest lan
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red point The only available maps are very general; the maps specific to co
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Regulated Permit System for Commercial Logging Operations
yellow point Commercial forestry operations are regulated. The permits are ava
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green point Permits for timber resources and some non-timber forest products
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green point The forestry law and regulations and the Public Procurement and C
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yellow point There is a regulated system of permits, whose titles are differen
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blue point The form of forest concessions does not apply to the forestry con
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yellow point The Forest Law requires licences for forest use, but the contract
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yellow point At the moment there is still a moratorium on the granting of new
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Legal Requirement for Stakeholder Consultation before Allocation of Commercial Logging Permits
red point There is no legal obligation for consultation before issuing perm
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green point There are consultation processes prior to permit allocation, whic
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green point Regulation 104-07 Part Two Section 22 clearly states that “Befo
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red point To date there is no requirement that obliges consultation of inte
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blue point In Ecuador there is no allocation of user rights of the forests,
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green point In theory, before felling trees for commercial reasons, an enviro
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yellow point There are no regulations requiring consultation as part of the al
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Verification Process (Due Diligence) of the Eligibility of Permit Applicants
red point There is an independent observer for the allocation of logging pe
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yellow point The Timber Rights Evaluation Committee validates the bids for per
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yellow point Public procurement and forestry law include requirements for veri
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red point There is currently no process, nor is one provided or by law, to
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green point People that want to obtain forestry licences have to comply with
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green point A due diligence process is required by the Forest Law and other r
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yellow point An inter-ministerial commission published and disseminated in 200
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Forest Management Plans
yellow point The elaboration of management plans and / or management of Forest
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red point The district officials are not obliged to publish logging plans,
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red point The forestry law requires that concession holders should not be i
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red point Even though each rights-holder of a forestry operation permit is
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green point The Ministry of Environment has developed a Forest Administration
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yellow point There are requirements in the regulations for the completion of f
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yellow point The management plans of logging companies are only available upon
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Regulation of Environmental Services
red point To date, there are no regulations for environmental services.
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red point The Environmental Protection Agency is working on plans for regul
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red point There is neither applicable legislation nor policy for environmen
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yellow point There is no specific law that regulates ecosystem services; howev
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red point Article 74 of the Constitution of Ecuador sets out that “enviro
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yellow point There are some regulations, such as one on biodiversity, but othe
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red point There is no regulation that applies to the environmental services
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Strategic Environmental Assessment of Development Priorities
red point Priorities for land use are not determined according to a formal
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red point There is no Strategic Environmental Assessment to assess prioriti
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red point A donor-driven Strategic Environmental Assessment was conducted i
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green point With the approval of the National Environmental Plan 2011-2021, s
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green point There is no policy as such for strategic environmental assessment
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yellow point There are various policies on development priorities, but none co
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red point The need for a land use plan is widely recognised but such a proc
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Independent Monitoring of Forest Governance and Operations
green point There is an independent observer whose reports are made public af
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red point There is currently no independent Forest Monitor, but there are p
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red point Regulation 108-07 on Chain of Custody states that “It shall be
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red point The Peoples’ Ombudsman is an autonomous body that has decentral
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red point There is no organisation contracted in Ecuador to carry out Indep
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yellow point A number of officially recognised bodies monitor the forest secto
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yellow point In 2010 the Congolese government signed a partnership agreement w
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Forestry Tax Collection and Funding Systems
yellow point A decree regulates the management and redistribution of income fr
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green point The collection and distribution of royalties and land revenue inc
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green point The National Forest Reform Law allocates thirty percent of land r
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yellow point The redistribution of taxes and royalties in the system called th
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green point There is a no taxation system other than the payment of the “Pi
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green point There is a taxation system for the collection of taxes and redist
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yellow point Since the beginning of 2011, the government has started uploading
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Forest Infractions
yellow point Lists of forest offenders are published by the Ministry of Forest
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red point There is no official publication of forest offenders apart from t
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red point There is no official or systematic publication of infractions, ev
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red point The bodies directly involved in the forest sector do not publish
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green point There is a list of offenders, but this information is not shared
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yellow point The Forest Law, the Regulation of the Forest Law and the Regulati
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red point In accordance with the Forest Code, the Ministry of Environment,
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Annual Forest Authority Report
red point Annual reports are produced but not publicly released.
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green point The Forestry Commission is required in the Forest Charter to publ
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yellow point Even though the National Forest Reform Law, Section 20.1, sets ou
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red point In spite of that the law requires the presentation of an annual r
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green point The Ministry of Environment publishes an annual report of activit
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yellow point The latest annual report of the National Institute of Forests abo
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red point The forest authorities seldom publish an annual report.
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