Glossary
Capacity Building

The efforts to improve a country’s human, scientific, technological, organizational, institutional, and resource capabilities. According to Agenda 21, capacity building consists of mechanisms, efforts, or conditions which enhance effective and meaningful public participation in decisions affecting the environment. Types of capacity building include educating civil servants to implement access rights, creating a supportive legal and administrative situation for civil society organizations, and ensuring Internet access for the general public.

Case Study

In TAI assessments, “case study” refers to a study of an example used for assessing specific laws and government effort and effectiveness in providing access to information, participation, or access to justice. A case study may be about an event (such as an environmental emergency), a decision-making process (such as development of an environmental impact assessment), or a particular judicial claim. Case studies are also referred to as “cases.” They each are examined using a prescribed set of TAI indicators.

Synonyms: case studies
Civil Society Organization

Civil Society Organizations include organizations that are neither part of the private (for profit) nor governmental sectors. They include nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs).

Synonyms: Civil Society Organizations, CSOs, Civil Society Organisation, Civil Society Organisations
Confidentiality

State of keeping information secret.