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Are you communicating effectively? A Checklist for Research and Development Managers, by WPI
This checklist can be applied to purposes beyond Research and Development. WPI is a US-based nonprofit organization. “WPI works as an unbiased, independent broker helping organizations decide, communicate, and deliver better solutions to environmental and management challenges.”

Core Values for Public Participation, International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)
"As an international leader in public participation, IAP2 has developed the "IAP2 Core Values for Public Participation" for use in the development and implementation of public participation processes. These core values were developed over a two year period with broad international input to identify those aspects of public participation which cross national, cultural, and religious boundaries. The purpose of these core values is to help make better decisions which reflect the interests and concerns of potentially affected people and entities."

IAP2 Tool Box (pdf format)
“The toolbox is a listing of a wide variety of public participation tools and techniques with tips and ideas of how when to use them.” The toolbox was developed as part of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Certificate course.

Models of Public Involvement, by the Public Involvement Programme (PIP)
”This page offers an introduction to some ways of involving the public in decision-making. The models constitute a ‘family of approaches’ sharing some key features but exhibiting specific characteristics.”

PIP is a UK Project that “aims to advise organisations wishing to involve the public in their decision-making processes. It provides a clearing house for the exchange of information, ideas and practical experience; develops a shared criteria for assessing the effectiveness of different public involvement models; and promotes good practices and innovation.”

Preventing and Resolving Public Controversy, by Desmond M. Connor, Connor Development Services Ltd., 1985. (Revised 1994)
“The reasons why growing numbers of major projects and programs generate public opposition are explored and a use-tested social technology is presented to prevent and resolve public controversy. This includes a basic strategy to identify and involve the beneficiaries in dealing with the issues raised by the opponents, some core concepts, some operating techniques and a method of designing programs for specific situations.”

Public Participation in Environmental Management in Canada and Chile (pdf format), October 1999

Spectrum for Public Participation (pdf format), International Association for Public Participation (IAP2)

The World Bank Participation Source Book
“Participation is a process through which stakeholders influence and share control over development initiatives and the decisions and resources which affect them.

In writing the Sourcebook, we wanted to discover how this could be achieved. As a first step, we turned to our colleagues, who contributed their experience and advice. It is this experience, both successes and frustrations, that we have tried to capture for Bank staff.”


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