World Resource Institute Environmental Democracy Index

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The World Resource Institute's Environmental Democracy Index


The World Resource Institute’s Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) ranks 70 countries according to their progress in achieving environmental democracy. It provides information about economic and demographic contexts for each country, as well as measures for how well each country’s laws protect environmental democracy rights. The information below was compiled from responses to AidData’s 2016 GDA Snap Poll, which asked public, private and civil society leaders to answer 11 questions about whether, when and why they use governance data in their work. A total of 38 participants to the snap poll indicated familiarity with the EDI.


Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, and Samantha Custer. 2016. In the Eye of the Beholder: When is governance data “good enough”? Williamsburg, VA. AidData at the College of William & Mary and the Governance Data Alliance.


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