Distilling best practice principles for public participation in impact assessment follow-up

Morrison-Saunders, Angus, Arts, Jos, Pope, Jenny, Bond, Alan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3809-5805 and Retief, Francois (2023) Distilling best practice principles for public participation in impact assessment follow-up. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 41 (1). pp. 48-58. ISSN 1461-5517

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Building upon principles for public engagement and for impact assessment (IA) follow-up, this paper distils best practice principles specific to public participation in IA follow-up. Literature review, followed by a simple survey distributed to IA follow-up and/or public engagement practitioners helped identify key principles and related published sources. Twelve principles for public participation in IA follow-up are presented, which relate to: (1) mandatory public reporting, (2) ease of access to published material, (3) full transparency, (4) clarity about the IA follow-up process, (5) input to decision-making, (6) continuous access to IA follow-up activities and feedback, (7) independent verification, (8) two-way communication, (9) partnerships, (10) Indigenous inclusion, (11) participatory monitoring, and (12) involvement in adaptive management. They form a ladder of public engagement; the initial principles pertain mainly to information provision, with increasing levels of participation and legitimacy inherent in the latter principles. The principles are intended to provide a foundation for practitioners and community members involved in IA follow-up to enhance practice at all stages of the development life-cycle, helping to achieve sustainable development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: public participation,stakeholder engagement,impact assessment follow-up,monitoring,auditing,evaluation,governance,adaptive management,environmental science(all),2*,possibly 3* as international relevance, but otherwise quite niche ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Environmental Social Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2022 14:30
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2023 01:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/88198
DOI: 10.1080/14615517.2022.2119527


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