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> View and download the Environment assessment tools for improving the sustainability of development in the Mekong Region Brief

This brief introduces the main environmental assessment tools now used in the Mekong region with some commentary on their effectiveness.

Environmental assessment tools have great potential to engage NGOs and civil society in development decisions from policy through to specific projects. In the Mekong region they are not meeting that potential. To date assessment processes have been relatively closed to all but government and expert involvement – despite growing NGO agitation for a more open, transparent and participatory approach.