Socio-economic impact assessments for enhanced decision-making

Abstract

Socio-economic impact assessments (SEIAs) can help us to understand and assess how new and emerging technologies will evolve in society, their impacts on the economy and different social groups and the socio-economic uncertainties they bring. They can help put users and society in a better position to steer the development of new and emerging technologies for greater benefit and help minimise harms that result from adverse impacts.

The proposed framework prepares the ground for further SEIA studies and seeks to serve as a guide to assessors of new and emerging technologies (especially those with limited experience and still required to carry out a SEIA) and sets out a structured methodology to help harmonise the assessment of new and emerging technologies.

Authors

Rowena Rodrigues, Marina Diez Rituerto

Date Published

April 7, 2022