Conceptualising the effectiveness of impact assessment processes

Chanchitpricha, Chaunjit and Bond, A. ORCID: (2013) Conceptualising the effectiveness of impact assessment processes. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 43. pp. 65-72. ISSN 0195-9255

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This paper aims at conceptualising the effectiveness of impact assessment processes through the development of a literature-based framework of criteria to measure impact assessment effectiveness. Four categories of effectiveness were established: procedural, substantive, transactive and normative, each containing a number of criteria; no studies have previously brought together all four of these categories into such a comprehensive, criteria-based framework and undertaken systematic evaluation of practice. The criteria can be mapped within a cycle/or cycles of evaluation, based on the 'logic model', at the stages of input, process, output and outcome to enable the identification of connections between the criteria across the categories of effectiveness. This framework is considered to have potential application in measuring the effectiveness of many impact assessment processes, including strategic environmental assessment (SEA), environmental impact assessment (EIA), social impact assessment (SIA) and health impact assessment (HIA).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: procedural effectiveness,substantive effectiveness,transactive effectiveness,normative effectiveness,impact assessment tools,logic model
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Environmental Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2013 01:26
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 04:45
DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2013.05.006

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