12 October 2005

Public Participation Spectrum

I've had a few queries about the public participation spectrum mentioned in the training materials. The spectrum was developed by the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and range of public involvement that is possible, from informing to empowering.

Participation Spectrum (click to download PDF)


You can download the spectrum here (PDF 46Kb). This may be relevant for your HIA for two reasons: (more)
  • Determining how involved the affected communities should be in conducting the HIA, and
  • Determining how information will be collected from the affected communities.