Corruption and Renewable Natural Resources
Tuesday, 20 January 2009 , Written by « Transparency International »   

 There is important evidence to suggest that corruption is a key factor contributing to the degradation of renewable natural resources. Forestry officials and law enforcement officers who are in the pockets of corrupt logging firms often turn a blind eye to activities that threaten the sustainable management of a forest’s biodiversity. Similarly, fishery inspectors endanger stocks when they accept bribes to ignore official quotas for trawlers. Within countries, poor governance may translate into sub-standard environmental policies, leaving interest groups to determine the common ‘environmental good’. In extreme cases, high-level political corruption can facilitate the wholesale plunder of a country’s natural resources.

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NGO Position Papers on Cambodia’s Development in 2007-08
Sunday, 18 January 2009 , Written by « NGO Forum on Cambodia »   


NGOs have been active in Cambodia since the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979. Once stability was achieved, from 1992 onwards, international donor-government assistance to support the reconstruction and development of Cambodia was restored. Initially, until 1995, only these organisations contributed to the annual International Committee on the Reconstruction of Cambodia (ICORC) meetings. However, since 1996, NGOs (initially international, but now only local organisations) have participated in the annual

Consultative Group meetings that were replaced by meetings of the Cambodia Development Cooperation Forum (CDCF) in 2007. Each year, Cambodian local and international NGOs use this opportunity to present their detailed statements on issues and recommendations for the development of Cambodia as seen from the national and grassroots perspective.

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OECD Journal on Development 2006
Wednesday, 14 January 2009 , Written by « OECD »   


The  is a unique forum where the governments of 30 democracies work together to address the economic, social and environmental challenges of globalisation. The OECD is also at the forefront of efforts to understand and to help governments respond to new developments and concerns, such as corporate governance, the information economy and the challenges of an ageing population. The Organisation provides a setting where governments can compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice and work to co-ordinate domestic and international policies.

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