|Conducting Environmental Impact Assessment in Developing Countries (UNU, 1999, 375 pages)|
|7. EIA communication|
|7.3 Communication to the public|
|7.3.1 Factors that may result in effective public participation|
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.