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Forest transparency

Making the Forest Sector Transparent was a four year project (2009 to 2012) that supported civil society groups in forest-rich countries to engage with policy makers and advocate for accountable forest sector governance.

Strengthening the ability of ordinary people to access and analyse information aimed to help to reorient forest policy towards their needs. The project took a people-centred approach to assessing the level of public access to information through designing and piloting a transparency report card.

The project supported local environmental and human rights campaigners in seven countries to monitor transparency and to advocate on issues of importance to local communities. To achieve this, Global Witness formed partnerships with local NGOs in Peru, Ecuador, Ghana, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala and Liberia.

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