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Integration of the component parts of the TDA

The various workshops, meetings and reports conducted during the TDA development will have produced a great deal of material, including:

  • Thematic Report outputs
    • Specific thematic reports on transboundary problems (e.g. biodiversity, pollution, flooding, fisheries etc)
    • Broader studies on aspects of the TDA (e.g. impact analysis, causal chain analysis, stakeholder analysis, governance analysis etc)

All this information now needs to be integrated into one document. The integration of this material will be conducted under the supervision of the Project Manager and staff of the Project Management Unit but the process is generally carried out in one of two ways:

Both approaches work: appointing an individual or consultancy to draft the TDA is generally quicker and more efficient but there is a loss of stakeholder involvement and collaboration. Conversely, drafting the TDA using a team can be more demanding on time, funds and energy but is generally a more collaborative process.