Conducting Sustainability Assessments

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This volume reviews the state of the art in conducting sustainability assessments, including the range of methodologies and tools available. It describes current practice in OECD countries, as well as the continuing debate on quantifying and comparing diverse types of short- and long-term policy impacts. 



The Role of Tools in Impact Assessments

The Impact Assessment (IA) procedure of the European Commission (EC) consists of three major steps which are usually accompanied by stakeholder consultation. Planning the Impact Assessment, which is also the beginning of the first step, starts with the Commission’s Strategic Planning and Programming Cycle. The first step ends with conducting the impact analysis which goes into Inter-Service Consultation alongside the proposal. Steps two and three mainly set out how the Impact Assessment is employed throughout the decision-making process.


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