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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: 2012

Freedom of Information Legislation
yellow point Cameroon still does not have a specific law on freedom of informa
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yellow point The Right to Information Bill was first tabled in Parliament in F
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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 a Law on Transparency and Access to Public Information a
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green point The Organic Law on Transparency and Access to Public Information
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green point The Law on Access to Public Information seeks to guarantee the tr
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yellow point Article 24 sub-paragraph 1 of the constitution of the DRC of 18 F
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National Forest Policy
yellow point The current forest policy was issued in 1993 and reviewed in 1995
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yellow 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 A third preliminary version of the proposed National Forest Polic
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green point The Under-Secretariat for Natural Heritage at the Ministry of Env
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yellow point Guatemala’s Forest Policy of 1999 forms the general framework for
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yellow point The priority agenda drawn up by the World Bank in 2007 serves as
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Codified Forest Law and Supporting Norms
green point The Forest Law was under review in 2012 through a participative p
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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 2006, Ten Core Regulations 2007
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green point There is forest sector legislation and lower level regulations wh
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green point There are numerous laws connected with the environment sector whi
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green point Guatemala has a specific legal framework for forest issues. There
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green point There is a Forest Code and 37 regulatory measures of the 45 initi
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Signed VPAs and Other Agreements on Forest Products
green point The VPA between Cameroon and the European Union has been ratified
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green point Ghana ratified a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the E
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green point Liberia and the European Union initialled a Forest Law Enforcemen
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green point The Free Trade Agreement with the USA, approved in 2006, included
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red point Ecuador has signed a number of international agreements related t
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yellow point Guatemala is a signatory to a series of trade agreements with var
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yellow point The first round of negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreem
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Provisions for Transparency in Forest Laws and Norms
green point Appendix VII of the VPA with the European Union commits the parti
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green point The Forestry Commission New Service Charter 2008 includes commitm
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green point Sections of the National Forest Reform Law 2006, Chain of Custody
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green point Regulatory provisions on transparency for the forest sector are d
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green point The regulations governing the sector have provisions related to a
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red point Forest laws and regulations do not refer specifically to access t
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yellow point The Forest Code does not contain clear provisions for transparenc
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Recognition of Customary Rights in Forest Laws and Norms
yellow point Customary and traditional rights are partly recognised in the 199
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yellow point In the Constitution, stool forest lands are vested in accordance
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yellow point The Constitution broadly recognises customary and traditional rig
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green point Law No. 29763, the new Forest and Wildlife Law (which will come i
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green point Both the Constitution and the environmental and forest regulation
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red point Guatemala’s Political Constitution and the Peace Accords signed i
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yellow point The Forest Code broadly recognises customary and traditional righ
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Formal Procedures for Consultation on New Forest Norms
red point There is no legally recognised procedure that specifies the metho
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yellow point Although there are directives on consultation on some specific is
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green point The National Forest Reform Law and Regulation 101-07 on public pa
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green point Law No. 29785 – the Law on the Right to Prior Consultation of the
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green point Articles 81 and 82 of the Organic Law on Citizen Participation st
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yellow point Although there are no mechanisms in forest legislation for consul
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yellow point Some legal texts outline consultation procedures for certain acti
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Legal Right to Free Prior and Informed Consent
red point The right to free, prior and informed consent of indigenous popul
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green point The Timber Resource Management Regulations Legislative Instrument
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green point Regulation 102 on Forest Land Use Planning requires that in order
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green point There is express recognition of the right to free, prior and info
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yellow point The 2008 Constitution and the Organic Law on Citizen Participatio
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yellow point There is a normative framework available to the public on differe
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red point The concept of free, prior and informed consent is not recognised
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National Land Tenure Policy
yellow point There is no national policy on land tenure, just a series of text
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yellow point There is a land policy from 1999, which led to projects aimed at
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red point There are long-standing issues over land tenure that remain unres
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red point There is no specific policy on land tenure, but there are policie
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yellow point Despite the fact that there are a variety of legal bodies dealing
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green point Guatemala has a National Policy for Integrated Rural Development
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yellow point There is no national policy on land tenure in the DRC. The Land C
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Consultation before Commercial Logging Allocation
red point The law does not oblige the authorities to carry out consultation
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green point The Timber Resources Management Act and Regulations set out proce
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green point Part Two Section 22 of Regulation 104 clearly states that “Before
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red point To date there is no requirement making it compulsory to consult t
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red point The allocation of licences for forest operations originate in the
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red point The forest law does not consider consulting interested parties or
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yellow point The Forest Code and its implementing decrees refer to prior consu
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Regulation of Environmental Services
red point There is no national law or regulations that govern the use of en
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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 policies for environm
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yellow point There is currently a draft law for regulation of environmental se
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red point The subject of article 74 of the Constitution of Ecuador, which s
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yellow point There is no specific law regulating the use and operation of fore
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red point The Forest Code mentions environmental services as a guiding fact
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Strategic Environmental Assessment
red point There is no formal process for strategic environmental evaluation
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yellow point The Environmental Protection Agency has developed a Strategic Env
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red point The Government has not established a formal process for evaluatin
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green point Peru has approved the National Environmental Action Plan 2011 to
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green point The National Planning Secretariat (SENPLADES) has one document sp
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yellow point The existing legislation is accompanied by political instruments
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red point Environmental impact studies have been written into the law since
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Forest Ownership and Resource Use Maps
yellow point Official maps indicating current types of forest property and the
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red point There are no maps showing ownership of forest land and holders of
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yellow point Maps for Forest Management Contracts and Timber Sales Contracts a
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yellow point The General Directorate for Forests and Wildlife has published an
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yellow point There are various maps of the forested areas that form part of th
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yellow point Guatemala does not have maps specifically showing forest tenure n
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red point Only general maps on forest concession areas are publicly availab
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Legal Documents for Commercial Logging Operations
yellow point Some legal documents on commercial forest operations are made ava
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yellow point The legal documents for timber utilisation contracts and permits
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yellow point The forestry law and regulations and the Public Procurement and C
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yellow point There is a formal regulated system of operating permits, which ar
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yellow point Licences and transportation manuals are required for forestry act
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yellow point Forest licences, which involve a Management Plan, certificates an
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yellow point A list of forest concession contracts that have been converted an
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Reports on the Verification Process of Eligibility of Commercial Operators
yellow point Reports are drawn up by the Independent Observer after checks on
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yellow point The Timber Rights Evaluation Committee validates pre-qualificatio
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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 planned by law, to veri
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red point Before forest use can be undertaken in the country, a forest use
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red point Licences or permits for commercialisation of timber are stipulate
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yellow point An inter-ministerial committee published the results in 2008 of t
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Forest Management Plans
yellow point Most of the forestry management plans and some five-year plans ha
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yellow point Forest Management Plans are produced but they are not available o
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yellow point The forestry law requires that concession holders should not be i
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red point Despite the fact that each operating permit holder must draw up a
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yellow point The Ministry of Environment has developed a Forest Administration
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yellow point There is no legal requirement to publish Forest Management Plans;
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yellow point Forestry management plans are available on request, and some have
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Reports from Independent Forest Monitoring
green point There is an Independent Observer (IO) to inspect forest activitie
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red point A process to recruit an Independent Monitor, in compliance with t
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red point Regulation 108-07 on Chain of Custody states that the Forest Deve
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red point The Public Ombudsman is an autonomous body with decentralised off
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red point There is no organisation in Ecuador contracted to carry out Indep
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yellow point In Guatemala there are no specific initiatives for independent fo
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yellow point Resource Extraction Monitoring (REM) was appointed as the Indepen
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Data on the Distribution of Forestry Royalties and Incentives
yellow point Data on the distribution of revenues from forest operations are p
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green point The Forestry Commission publishes data on collection and distribu
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green point The National Forest Reform Law set out the entitlement of affecte
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yellow point The redistribution of taxes and royalties – a system called the F
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green point The closest to a redistribution programme is the Socio Bosque pro
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yellow point There is a system for collecting taxes and redistributing royalti
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yellow point Since early 2011 the government has started to put quarterly repo
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Information on Forest Law Infractions
green point Data on infractions of forest law are regularly published. Three
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red point There is no official publication of data on forest offenders and
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red point There is no official or systematic publication of infractions, ev
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yellow point Compared to previous years, directorial rulings indicating penalt
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yellow point It is possible to access a list of offenders through requests for
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yellow point Guatemala’s Forest legislation and its regulations set out the of
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red point The Forest Inspections Unit under of the Department of Supervisio
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Annual Forest Authority Report
red point The forestry authorities do not publish annual reports on forest
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yellow point The Forestry Commission (FC) is required in its Service Charter t
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yellow point The National Forest Reform Law, Section 20.11, sets out the requi
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yellow point Despite the fact that the law requires the presentation of an Ann
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green point The Ministry of Environment publishes an annual report of activit
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red point INAB is supposed to produce an annual report on its work, includi
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red point Annual reports on the forest sector are not published by the auth
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