Forest Sector Accountability in Cameroon and Ghana

Exploring the impact of transparency and participation
Research paper Updated 22 July 2021 Published 8 October 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78413 423 5
Aerial photography of Rainforest in Dzanga National Park at triangle of Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and Central African Republic on 13 March 2015. Photo: Michael Gottschalk / Getty Images

Over the past 20 years, initiatives to strengthen governance in the forest sector have improved transparency and participation in tropical forest countries. This paper explores the complex relationship between transparency, participation and accountability in the management of natural resources.

A French translation of the paper is also available as a PDF via this link.

Case study 1 of this paper was amended in July 2021 to clarify that after initial contractors failed to deliver a WTS in Ghana, a new contractor was assigned in 2012 and the process was opened up to civil society.