Impact Assessment for Social and Economic Development
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8-11 April 2014

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Important Dates

June 2013
Session proposal submission opens

September 2013
10 Deadline for session proposals
20 Session reviews completed; session chairs notified of acceptance status
15 Deadline for training course proposals

October 2013
15 Paper and poster abstract submission opens

December 2013
6 Deadline for paper and poster abstract submissions
9 Conference registration opens

January 2014
17 Abstract reviews completed: authors notified of acceptance status
31 Registration deadline for session chairs and all presenters and speakers
31 Early Bird Registration Closes

February 2014
14 Draft papers (optional) due
15 Technical visit and training course registrations deadline

March 2014
7 All presenters provided final information and instructions
19 Pre-registration closes
22 Final program posted online

June 2014
15 Final papers (optional) due

Statement about IAIA14 & Chile Earthquake April 2, 2014


IAIA14 Impact Assessment for Social and Economic Development:

Conference Theme and Objectives

Can social and economic development be mutually compatible? Social development should be understood not only as a result (income growth and poverty reduction) but also as a process of change that leads to equality, social and environmental justice, cultural recognition, and democratization of politics. For this, increase in public participation in decision-making is a fundamental component of social development.

Social and economic progress can lead to a better quality of life, but at what cost? Economic progress often generates environmental effects that, even though they are not immediately evident, may adversely impact biodiversity and natural resources.

At IAIA14 we expect to look at the role of the various instruments of impact assessment on the promotion of social and economic development, considering the importance of the assessment process itself as well as its results. At the conference, experiences and ideas will be shared about how IA outcomes may include efficient and innovative ways to promote social and economic development to benefit quality of life, now and for future generations.

Conference Topics

During IAIA14, participants will be encouraged to discuss how the various instruments of impact assessment can assist developers, industry, decision-makers, financial institutions, development cooperation providers, and the public to integrate environmental, social, and other concerns in the following areas of interest: