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close this bookConducting Environmental Impact Assessment in Developing Countries (United Nations University, 1999, 375 p.)
close this folder2. Introduction to EIA
close this folder2.4 Effectiveness of EIA
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View the document2.4.1 Legal regulations
View the document2.4.2 Rational and open decision-making
View the document2.4.3 Project EIA sustained by strategic EIA
View the document2.4.4 Room for public participation
View the document2.4.5 Independent review and central information
View the document2.4.6 Scoping in EIA
View the document2.4.7 Quality of the EIA

2.4.4 Room for public participation

Public participation proves to be important in EIA in several ways. EIA provides objective information about an activity to the people involved. Local residents or NGOs often possess information that can be useful for EIA. In some cases public participation leads to the formulation of new alternatives.