Public Participation and Community Involvement in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in Developing Countries: An Application of the Vroom-Yetton Model Using Bangladesh as a Case Study

By Salim Momtaz.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This paper examines the status of community participation in EIA and SIA in Bangladesh and the applicability of the Vroom-Yetton decision making model.

Keywords: Vroom-Yetton Model, Community Participation, Bangladesh, Environmental Conservation Act 1995 Environmental Conservation Rules 1997

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.89-98. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.056MB).

Dr. Salim Momtaz

Dr Momtaz teaches at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His research interests include ‘development and environment in developing countries’, ‘environmental and social impact assessment’, ‘community participation in environmental decision-making’ and ‘applications of Geographic Information Systems’. He taught ‘EIA and SIA’ at the School of Foreign Services, Georgetown University, Washington DC, as an Adjunct Associate Professor and conducted research on 'comperative EIA and SIA in Australia, Bangladesh and USA' as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies, Washington DC. Dr Momtaz also visited Bangladesh as a Rotary Ambassadorial Fellow in 2000-2001 when he taught 'EIA' at the Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka, and conducted research on impact of development. He has worked on various research projects in Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Viet Nam. He has published many articles in international journals including ‘Environmental Impact Assessment Review’ and ‘Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal', and is the author of three books. His latest book titled ‘Environmental and Social Impact Assessment: the Case of Bangladesh is being published by Elsevier.


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