Environmental impact assessments (EIA) take on a variety of forms, but generally have common elements with the U.S. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Many countries, multilateral development banks, and international organizations have enacted some form of EIA law or policy. These measures ensure deliberate and transparent analysis of the consequences of their decision making, and promote the concept of "environmental democracy". By informing and facilitating public involvement in government decisions on actions impacting their communities, EIA processes can foster the community engagement and support needed to make sure development decisions are politically and environmentally sustainable.
Below are some links to EIA agencies/offices in other nations. Also provided are links to international EIA and Non-Governmental Organizations.