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Ensuring effective participation – issues and planning requirements Scoping the basic requirements

Scoping the basic requirements Requirements will depend on the scope and goals of the strategy and the likely participants, as well as on political and social circumstances. In general, the needs are:

Agreed principles for participation. These need to be the subject of early discussion, based on the diagnostic of previous and existing strategies (see Tables 5.12 and 5.13). They are likely to include: promotion of diversity, equity, representation, transparency, learning, time to consult and inclusiveness (see also Boxes 6.10, 6.16 and Box 3.1 on principles). National legislation and international conventions may offer further principles.