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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.
Lessons from Civil Society Engagement in the WSSD
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.
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.