The Regional Guidelines on Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) (“the Guidelines”) have been collaboratively developed by the 25 government and non-government members of the Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG) on EIA  , with support from technical advisors. Additional inputs and feedback received through national consultation meetings held from September to October 2016 involving relevant government agencies, private sector companies, EIA consultants, civil society organizations, development partners, and others, will be used to improve this draft of the Guidelines.
This Guideline is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mekong Partnership for the Environment program, implemented by Pact in collaboration with the Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN). Pact and AECEN, along with other partners, have provided facilitation and support to the RTWG on EIA to develop these guidelines. The contents presented in this document do not necessarily reflect the view of USAID or the United States Government.
 See Annex 1 for a list of RTWG on EIA members