access to information
Contains the tools to assess implementation of several access principles as they relate to environmental decision-making—access to information, access to participation, access to justice, and capacity-building, with accompanying instructional text.
Institutionalizing popular participation
This brief presents preliminary findings and recommendations from research on natural resources in decentralization efforts around the world.
The report highlights the use and impact of poverty maps -- the spatial representation and analysis of human well-being and poverty indicators -- in 14 countries and identifies lessons that can guide future poverty mapping efforts.
Information, participation, and justice in decision-making for the environment
Addresses the status of access to information, participation, and justice in nine countries -- Chile, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, and the United States.
Equity and Environment in Electricity Reform
Drawing on past experience from six country studies, this report provides recommendations for including environmental concerns and social public benefits as integral parts of reforms in the electric power sector.
Decentralization in Mainland Southeast Asia
Assesses the potential of decentralization reform to improve rural livelihoods and natural resource stewardship in this rapidly-changing region.
The implications of the Aarhus Convention
Identifies the broader implications of the Aarhus Convention and seeks to influence the debate over disclosure policies by international and global institutions.
The role of local communities
Examines the role of local communities specifically in forest law enforcement. Highlights the role of communities in law enforcement.