Guide to using the World Factbook to find a country’s international environmental agreements

This is a simple step by step guide to using The World Factbook to find the international environmental agreements a country has signed up to. 

This resource and the following information was contributed by Kaye Stevens.

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Kaye Stevens  Better Evaluation

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Type of resource

  • Guide

Key features

This is a step by step guide to using The Worldfact Book to identify the international environmental agreements and conventions that a country is a party to, or has signed up to but not yet ratified. 

Who is this resource useful for?

  • Evaluators

How have you used or intend on using this resource?

The World Factbook is a useful starting point for identifying a country's environmental commitments that can be referenced when including environmental considerations in an evaluation. 

Why would you recommend it to other people?

This is particularly helpful for evaluators who are not familiar with navigating The World Factbook. 

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