|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|
Identification of appropriate target groups is a critical element of successful public participation. These target groups include:
· related agencies responsible for approval of certain activities of the project;
· financing agency;
· public interest groups, for example, sociologists, environmentalists, technologists, etc.
· others, for example, teachers, religious leaders, etc.