The Access Initiative (TAI) has developed a unique methodology allowing users 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.
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This brief presents preliminary findings and recommendations from research on natural resources in decentralization efforts around the world.
This report is based on detailed case study notes from 14 countries.
This report 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.
During the 1990s, the conventional wisdom about the electricity sector —public ownership and integrated utilities —was challenged by a new model of private ownership and unbundled utilities.
The aim of this report is to establish the linkages between the design and implementation of decentralization policies on the one hand, and the effects of those policies on poverty alleviation, equity, and environmental sustainability, on the other.
This note aims to identify the broader implications of the Aarhus Convention and to influence the debate over disclosure policies by international and global institutions.
In 1995, the World Resources Institute published a comparative study of national laws and policies affecting forests and forest-dwellers in India, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and PNG (Lynch and Talbott, 1995). The study arrived at two main conclusions.