Here is a quick summary of recent progress by Access Initiative partners working to strengthen civil society, increase participation, and improve environmental policy choices.
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Following the recent violence over natural resource use, Peru has an opportunity to balance economic development with human rights protections.
Please see our Congo Basin Forest Atlases page for the latest versions of our Congo Basin Atlases, along with links to online interactive maps, desktop mapping applications, GIS data,...
Environmental and social performance is shaping a new breed of oil, gas, and mining companies.
The resignation of the Speaker of the UK House of Commons demonstrates the power of transparency.
As the World Bank hosts Extractive Industries Week, the story of the Mae Moh coal plant in Thailand shows why early community engagement is critical.
Engaging Communities in Extractive and Infrastructure Projects
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.
On his first full day in office, President Obama issued an Executive Order and several memoranda on transparency and participation in the Federal Government.
WRI has joined with 70 organizations to issue the 21st Century Right to Know Agenda Report in support of government transparency and accountability in the incoming Obama administration.
Restoring Good Governance in the U.S. Executive Branch, and Why Voters Should Care
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.