|Conducting Environmental Impact Assessment in Developing Countries (United Nations University, 1999, 375 p.)|
|7. EIA communication|
|7.3 Communication to the public|
|7.3.1 Factors that may result in effective public participation|
Public attitudes about the executing agency can influence the acceptance of the proposed project. Care should be exercised in order to enhance public confidence. Policies concerning the time when the public will be involved and what decision-making power the public will have should be addressed and formalized.