Evaluating Environmental And Social Impact Assessment In Developing Countries

Hardcover | May 2, 2013

bySalim Momtaz, S. M. Zobaidul KabirEditorSalim Momtaz

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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

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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 t...

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Evaluating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment in Developing Countriesuses a novel and integrated approach to evaluate the effectiveness of environmental and social impact assessment systems, especially in developing countries. Bangladesh is presented as a case study. Application of this framework and lessons learned from Bangla...

Dr Salim Momtaz is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He teaches in the area of Sustainable Resource Management. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Geography from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He did a PhD in Regional Planning and Development from the University of London under a Commonwealth Schola...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:May 2, 2013Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124081290

ISBN - 13:9780124081291

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Evaluating the effectiveness of environmental impact assessment system in developing countries: the need for an integrated holistic approach

Chapter 3: Institutional framework of the environmental impact assessment system

Chapter 4: The quality of environmental impact statements

Chapter 5: Evaluating social impact assessment

Chapter 6: Evaluating community participation in environmental impact assessment

Chapter 7 Implementation of mitigation measures: EIA practice at post-EIS stage

Chapter 8: Evaluating environmental and social impact assessment: framework for effective EIA system

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"Authors Momtaz and Kabir present an original, integrated framework for evaluating environmental and social impact assessments and demonstrate the framework's use with empirical evidence from a full-length case study of Bangladesh.The book will be of interest to academics, researchers, practitioners, and students in environmental and social impact assessments, as well as those in environmental science and management, development studies, and political economy."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013