Tests and evaluates whether two information-gathering techniques -- GIS and PRA -- can be integrated to help local organizations prepare better rural development plans and make better decisions about managing their resources.
Lessons from a case study of Cameroonby -
This brief highlights the incentives that provide an opportunity for legislators to effectively perform as well as the disincentives which impede the legislator’s effectiveness regarding the representation of their consituents' environmental needs.
Lessons from Civil Society Engagement in the WSSDby , , , and -
This report assesses the engagement and participation of global civil society in the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2002.
Decisions for the Earth: Balance, voice, and powerby , , and -
This edition focuses on the importance of good environmental governance by exploring how citizens, government managers, and business owners can foster better environmental decisions that meet the needs of people and ecosystems with equity and balance.
Public Participation, International Decision-Making, and the Environmentby -
Reviews public participation policies of institutions in three international arenas: Multilateral environmental agreements, multilateral development bank policy and lending, and trade and regional economic bodies.
A Guideby and -
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 participationby -
This brief presents preliminary findings and recommendations from research on natural resources in decentralization efforts around the world.
Global Climate Politics and Local Communitiesby -
Provides a background on the threat posed by and history of international response to climate change while identifying opportunities to maximize local participation in these processes, concluding with a strategy for intervention.
Decentralization in Mainland Southeast Asiaby , , , , , , and -
Assesses the potential of decentralization reform to improve rural livelihoods and natural resource stewardship in this rapidly-changing region.
Philippines Pilot Assessment
The study includes analysis of the role of the new Electricity Regulatory Commission of the Philippines, and the electricity reform process.
An Analysis of Institutions and Practice
The assessment looks at policy processes at the central level in India, and electricity regulatory processes in the Indian States of Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
Applications in State Modernization, Social Development, Competitiveness, and Regional Integration
Describes how attention to environmental sustainability can be mainstreamed into four pillars, and provides guidance to staff efforts to put mainstreaming into practice in the design and implementation of regional, country- and project- level operations.
The challenge for Asia
This paper introduces the socio-economic implications of modern agricultural biotechnology in Asia and suggests a research agenda to determine if and how biotechnology can contribute to pro-poor sustainable development in the region.
The role of public participation
This paper focuses on the social and economic implications of modern agricultural biotechnology and its products and taking these implications into account in decision-making.
The Case of Cameroon’s Forests in the Congo Basin
This article explores and profiles the local-level outcomes of Cameroon's decentralization of forest management....
The Environmental and Social Challenges
This policy brief examines the limitations of MDB measures to assess and monitor the environmental and social impacts of subproject investments resulting from their lending through Financial Intermediary institutions.
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,...
Constitutional Reform and Environmental Legislative Representation in Uganda - A Case Study of Butamira Forest Reserve in Uganda
This is a case study of Butamira Forest Reserve in Uganda in which a Member of Parliament became the torch bearer of the poor tree farmers as they were faced with hostility from government officials and a manipulative private company
The Politics of Choice in Natural Resource Decentralization
Designed to raise consciousness of the questions that remain concerning the definition and application of better environmental governance with respect to decentralization.