Impact Assesment

Impact Assessments (IAs) are formal, evidence-based procedures that assess the economic, social, and environmental effects of public policy.

Impact Assessment can improve legislation by,

  • Informing policy makers about potential economic, social, and environmental ramifications
  • Improving transparency so that contributions to sustainability and "better regulation" are disclosed and special interest lobbying is discouraged
  • Increasing public participation in order to reflect a range of considerations, thereby improving the legitimacy of policies
  • Clarifying how public policy helps achieve its goals and priorities through policy indicators
  • Contributing to continuous learning in policy development by identifying causalities that inform ex-post review of policies

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Environmental Impact Assessment: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a process of evaluating the likely environmental impacts of a proposed project or development, taking into account inter-related socio-economic, cultural and human-health impacts, both beneficial and adverse.

Social impact assessment (SIA) is a methodology to review the social effects of infrastructure projects and other development interventions. Although SIA is usually applied to planned interventions, the same techniques can be used to evaluate the social impact of unplanned events, for example disasters, demographic change and epidemics.

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