This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.
It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica.
This working paper sets out a framework to scale up locally-driven solutions to ecosystem decline, climate change and poverty.
This report draws on lessons from recent experiences in Peru to suggest ways to help subnational governments manage extractive industry risks and revenues.
This report closely examines access rights to environmental decision making in four countries: Cameroon, Paraguay, Philippines,
and Sri Lanka.
Drawing on Uganda’s rich baseline of wetland data and poverty mapping, this report provides a detailed examination of the links between ecosystem services and the location of poor communities and presents practical lessons for policy-makers across government.
WRI analyzed existing community engagement standards and guidance, as well as experiences in several high profile projects. Based on this analysis, WRI developed seven Principles for Effective Community Engagement for extractive and infrastructure projects.
This policy brief provides natural resource policy makers and practitioners with an approach for evaluating how their policies and projects can support the emergence and consolidation of local democracy.
This paper describes how social and environmental objectives have been undermined when past U.S. administrations have failed to respect the basic principles of participatory democracy and informed decision-making.
This report presents the findings of research on critical incentives and disincentives to legislative representation in Africa and provides a number of policy and program recommendations.
This periodic working paper series presents new research on democratic decentralization and legislative representation concerning the management, control, and use of natural resources. The objective is to provide researches working at the intersection fo governance and natural resource...
Voice and Choice finds that governments have made significant progress in establishing the legal infrastructure of rights and opportunities for “access”. Constitutions and laws now guarantee freedom of information in more than 69 countries. Many governments have enacted administrative processes...
The Electricity Governance Initiative (EGI) Indicator Toolkit presents a framework to assess and promote good governance in the electricity sector.
Based on experiences in India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand, this report makes the case for greater attention to how electricity sector decisions are made -- and the need for greater public involvement and scrutiny.
What policies are needed so that reforms in agricultural subsidies in developed countries can translate into real benefits for poor farmers and for the environment in developing countries?
The Thai assessment was completed by the Health Systems Research Institute in partnership with Palang Thai, the Thailand Environment Institute, and King Prajadhipok's Institute. This report examines efforts to privatize the electricity sector....
Summarizes case studies on decentralization of natural resource management in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. It analyzes the type and extent of decentralization and outcomes people and surrounding ecosystems.
The study includes analysis of the process by which the Indonesian Electricity Reform Law was developed.