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close this bookConducting Environmental Impact Assessment in Developing Countries (UNU, 1999, 375 pages)
close this folder8. Writing and reviewing an EIA report
close this folder8.2 Review of an EIA report
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View the document8.2.5 Specific document review criteria

8.2.1 Purpose of the review

An EIA will usually contain a large amount of information about the form and consequences of a development. It is the purpose of a review to:

· provide the reviewers with a framework within which to interpret this information;

· enable reviewers to assess the quality and completeness of the information relatively quickly;

· enable reviewers to make an overall judgement of the acceptability of the EIA as a planning document.

Table 8.1 Suggested/required components of an EIA report

Contents

Aid agency


World Bank

EBRD

IDB

AsDB

AfDB

Executive summary

Yes

Yes

Yes by project team

Yes

Yes

Policy, legal, institutional framework

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Project description

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Baseline data

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Environmental impact analysis

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cost/benefit analysis

No

No

Yes (case-by-case)

Yes

No

Analysis of alternatives

Yes

Yes

Yes (when applicable)

Yes

Yes

Mitigation plan

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Noa

Institution building

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Environmental monitoring plan

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Consultation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

a But discussion of mitigative measures adopted in project plan. EBRD, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; IDB. Interamerican Development Bank; AsDB, Asian Development Bank; AfDB, African Development Bank.