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close this bookConducting Environmental Impact Assessment in Developing Countries (UNU, 1999, 375 pages)
close this folder7. EIA communication
close this folder7.3 Communication to the public
close this folder7.3.1 Factors that may result in effective public participation
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View the document7.3.1.1 Preplanning
View the document7.3.1.2 Policy of the executing agency
View the document7.3.1.3 Resources
View the document7.3.1.4 Target groups
View the document7.3.1.5 Effective communication
View the document7.3.1.6 Techniques
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7.3.1.3 Resources

A successful public participation programme needs time, money, and trained staff. However, this factor seems to be neglected by many executing agencies. Public opposition to projects can result in a much higher expenditure than that required to carry out a public campaigning programme.