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How Spatial Analysis Can Benefit Wetlands and Reduce Poverty in Uganda
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.
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.
In a landmark settlement, two U.S. government agencies are now required to consider the climate change impacts of overseas financing.
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.
An Environmentalist’s Responsibility
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.
How will the President-elect run his administration? The answer to this question will have direct impacts on the American people's health, safety and the quality of their environment.
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.