Evaluating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in Developing Countries Book

Evaluating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in Developing Countries


  • Author : Salim Momtaz
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2013-04-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124080706

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Evaluating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in Developing Countries Excerpt :

Evaluating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in Developing Countries is a valuable reference book for practitioners and researchers conducting research in and developing studies on environmental science and management and environmental and social impact assessment. The book’s authors have developed and tested a new framework to evaluate environmental impact assessment (EIA) systems that may be adopted by most developing countries with EIA experience. Application of this framework will help determine if the EIA is achieving its intended goal of sustainable development in these countries. It also explains the reasons behind the strengths and weaknesses from which the development practitioners and international development partners can take lessons. This book will help the reader answer such questions as "What are the best forms of public participation?" and "How do we measure contributions to EIA procedure?" since it is based on direct experiences from a developing country that is struggling with many of these issues. Evaluating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in Developing Countries provides further understanding of appropriate tools to evaluate environmental and social impacts of development initiatives especially in developing countries. Demonstrates the development of an integrated holistic method that presents new research in the field Offers a thorough analytical assessment of an EIA system in a developing country Presents valuable insights into how developing countries are coping with the new phenomenon of public participation and involvement in environmental decision making and what methods and techniques have been successful Includes a chapter on social impact assessment in developing countries with special focus on Bangladesh, providing valuable information applicable to developing countries

Environmental Impact Assessment for Developing Countries Book

Environmental Impact Assessment for Developing Countries


  • Author : Asit K. Biswas
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483102702

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Environmental Impact Assessment for Developing Countries Excerpt :

Environmental Impact Assessment for Developing Countries is based on selected papers presented at the 1991 International Conference on Environment Impact Assessment, held at New Delhi, India. This work is organized into four parts encompassing 18 chapters. Part I provides an overview and general considerations of balance environmental impact assessment (EIA), with particular emphasis in the developing countries in Asia. Part II highlights various EIA performed in different industry, including chemical plants, coal mining, thermal and power plant, and solid waste disposal. This part also describes the simulation modeling in EIA. Part III discusses the national experiences in EIA. This part elaborates on EIA of development projects in Netherlands, Sweden, Philippines, Tanzania, Canada, India, and United Kingdom. Part IV provides a summary and recommendations. This book will prove useful to environmental and research scientists.

Evaluating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in Developing Countries Book

Evaluating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in Developing Countries


  • Author : Salim Momtaz
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-07-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128150474

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Evaluating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in Developing Countries, Second Edition, outlines an evaluation framework that supports environmental professionals, researchers and academics in evaluating the effectiveness of impact assessment within limited budgets, promotes standardization across the field, and helps determine if Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is achieving its intended goal of sustainable development. Using Bangladesh as a case study, the book discusses key processes, highlights the need for an integrated, holistic approach, outlines the current institutional framework, and discusses environmental impact, social impact, community participation, and the implementation of mitigation measures. This new edition provides a fully updated picture of both recent changes and ongoing development in process, such as the growth in social wellbeing, community participation and enhanced auditing. Finally, the challenges still facing EIA and SIA evaluation are addressed as robustly as possible. Outlines the latest updates on how EIA and SIA outcome assessment systems are being incorporated Highlights the surge in growth of community participation in EIA and gives valuable insights into the methods and techniques being used to successfully harness this phenomenon Provides updated case studies that demonstrate how the evaluation framework has been applied, revealing the challenges, changes, failures and successes that have taken place on these projects since the first edition

Impact Evaluation in Practice  Second Edition Book

Impact Evaluation in Practice Second Edition


  • Author : Paul J. Gertler
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-09-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464807800

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Impact Evaluation in Practice Second Edition Excerpt :

The second edition of the Impact Evaluation in Practice handbook is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to impact evaluation for policy makers and development practitioners. First published in 2011, it has been used widely across the development and academic communities. The book incorporates real-world examples to present practical guidelines for designing and implementing impact evaluations. Readers will gain an understanding of impact evaluations and the best ways to use them to design evidence-based policies and programs. The updated version covers the newest techniques for evaluating programs and includes state-of-the-art implementation advice, as well as an expanded set of examples and case studies that draw on recent development challenges. It also includes new material on research ethics and partnerships to conduct impact evaluation. The handbook is divided into four sections: Part One discusses what to evaluate and why; Part Two presents the main impact evaluation methods; Part Three addresses how to manage impact evaluations; Part Four reviews impact evaluation sampling and data collection. Case studies illustrate different applications of impact evaluations. The book links to complementary instructional material available online, including an applied case as well as questions and answers. The updated second edition will be a valuable resource for the international development community, universities, and policy makers looking to build better evidence around what works in development.

Environmental Assessment in Developing and Transitional Countries Book

Environmental Assessment in Developing and Transitional Countries


  • Author : Norman Lee
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-06-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118685587

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Environmental Assessment in Developing and Transitional Countries Excerpt :

Since the 1980s, and especially since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992,there has been a substantial extension in the adoption and use ofEnvironmental Assessment (EA) procedures in developing countriesand countries in transition (low and middle income countries).However, few existing texts in environmental assessment ordevelopment studies have reflected this trend sufficiently, untilthis publication. Divided into two main parts: * EA Principles, Processes and Practice. * Country and Institutional Studies of EA Procedures and Practice. This book explains the essentials of environmental impactassociation in the context of developing countries and assesses itsimportance to both developed and developing countries.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Book

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment


  • Author : Christopher J. Barrow
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Developing countries
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015041536452

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Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Excerpt :

Contains approximately 30 representative and exciting articles by leading academics in the field on the nature of contemporary developmental issues. Using the 'development debate' as its organizing theme, this accessible work discusses such topics as theories and models of development, survival strategies and the weapons of the weak and new directions including democratization, environmental sustainability and citizenship.

DAC Guidelines and Reference Series Applying Strategic Environmental Assessment Good Practice Guidance for Development Co operation Book

DAC Guidelines and Reference Series Applying Strategic Environmental Assessment Good Practice Guidance for Development Co operation


  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-11-10
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9789264026582

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DAC Guidelines and Reference Series Applying Strategic Environmental Assessment Good Practice Guidance for Development Co operation Excerpt :

This Guidance volume explains the benefits of using SEA in development co-operation and sets out key steps for its application based on recent experiences.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Book

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment


  • Author : Frank Vanclay
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Son Limited
  • Release Date : 1995-12-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015034523541

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Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Excerpt :

Reporting on recent developments in the field of impact assessment, this volume critically analyzes such key areas of assessment as technology, demography, economy, risk, ecology, health, development and climate. Each area is related back to impact assessment as an overall process.

Environmental Evaluation and Global Development Institutions Book

Environmental Evaluation and Global Development Institutions


  • Author : Geeta Batra
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-10-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000481990

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Evaluation is increasingly important for finding sustainable solutions for the people and the planet, based on a systematic analysis of what works, for whom, and under what circumstances, and to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, as they pertain to the environment. This book explores why the Global Environment Facility (GEF) invests in evaluation for accountability and learning to inform its decision-making on programming priorities, and how this leads to wiser funding decisions and better program performance on the ground. The book is based on real-life experiences of how to make evaluation count for international environmental action. Drawing upon comprehensive evaluations of the GEF, it provides unique insights from authors responsible for designing, implementing, and disseminating the findings of the evaluations. No other multilateral development or environment agency places evaluation fully at the center of their decision-making. The book outlines the trends in the global environment and the changing landscape of international environmental finance. It defines the role of the GEF and explains its institutional framework and the unique partnership that involves donor and recipient countries, multilateral development banks, UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and national agencies in the developing countries. Further, it provides useful pointers to other organizations wishing to enhance evidence-based decision-making for improving their relevance, performance, and impact. The book will be most suitable for graduate-level, specialized study in a variety of disciplines such as environmental and development economics, political science, international relations, geography, sociology, and social anthropology.

Monitoring and Evaluating Social Programs in Developing Countries Book

Monitoring and Evaluating Social Programs in Developing Countries


  • Author : Joseph J. Valadez
  • Publisher : Washington, D.C. : World Bank
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 519
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173001402605

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Monitoring and Evaluating Social Programs in Developing Countries Excerpt :

Project sustainability has received considerable attention in recent years. The increased awareness stems from a growing concern with social development issues such as poverty reduction, project sustainability, the equal participation of women, and the social costs of economic development. This handbook provides a comprehensive guide to the wide range of techniques available for monitoring and evaluating the main kinds of social development programs. The authors highlight or review a number of topics that have been overlooked in earlier evaluation publications, such as: -The organization of monitoring and evaluation at the project, sectoral, and national levels -The management of the databases required to elect, design, and implement new social projects and programs -The monitoring and evaluation of project sustainability -Simple and cost-effective methods of estimating project impact. The authors also discuss methods for identifying potential beneficiaries and their information needs and ways of managing evaluations.

Sustainable Measures Book

Sustainable Measures


  • Author : Martin Bennett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 586
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351282987

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Environmental and social performance measurement and reporting by business has become a high-profile issue during the 1990s. It is increasingly being requested by stakeholders and required by governments. Companies too are finding that they need better environmental and social performance data for effective internal management. And there are a growing number of standardisation initiatives – such as the ISO 14031 guidelines on environmental performance evaluation or the CERES Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) template for sustainability reporting – that are aimed at making it easier for more companies to take action, and for stakeholders to compare their progress.Sustainable Measures collects together most of the key work and individuals concerned with the topic from around the world. Contributions include: environmental and social reporting by John Elkington and colleagues at SustainAbility; the GRI discussion draft; Roger Adams and Martin Houldin on the FEE study of environmental reporting; Janet Ranganathan of the World Resources Institute on sustainability measures; and Martin Bennett and Peter James on ISO 14031 and the future of environmental performance evaluation. There are also chapters examining current practice in Austria, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands and South Africa, developments in electronic reporting, as well as case studies of Baxter, Kunert, Niagara Mohawk, Unox, The Body Shop and the UK water industry, and an analysis of leading social reports.The book is essential reading for all academics, campaigners, policy-makers and practitioners with an interest in issues such as:The standardization and comparability of environmental and social performance measuresMeasuring and reporting on sustainable businessEco-points and other means of evaluating product impactsThe implementation of measurement and reportingBest practice in corporate environmental and social reportingNew means of communicating environmental dataEnvironmental perf