Involving Participants Efficiently
- Sustainable development
implementation will often call for processes
of decision-making - often as important as the product itself.
- Processes of decision-making
calls for effectively and efficiently involving participants and stakeholders.
- If left unplanned
and approached haphazardly, this can be a most challenging and difficult
part of the vision building process.
In the Region, New
Zealand and the Philippines (among others) have had extensive programmes
to involve all interested parties in the development of the national vision.
Zealand implemented the Resource Management Act in 1991. The Act calls
for the development of civic, regional, and national visions that integrate
smoothly with each other. The act carefully outlines the scope of each
layer of the process and has required extensive public participation.
There are, therefore several
ways and means to develop consensus building, partnership and other forms
of cooperation based on systematic approaches and experiences. These guides
below outline the main steps involved, and can offer ideas on what actions
can be taken.
- Involving participants
also means offering incentives. When planning a sustainable development
programme or project, you will have to consider policies and options available
to make the project work better.
See the ESCAP module
on the Role
and Assessment of Policy Measures.
In community projects,
incentives will usually revolve around the idea of
economic benefit to the communities.
- In business-related
projects, it will need the use of policy instruments, such as tax or
In the last page of
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