IA Tools - impact assessment of new policies and legislative measures
Launch of the Impact Assessment tools "IA TOOLS" website to the public
The JRC has opened the Impact Assessment tools website, IA TOOLS, to the public. This online platform provides policy actors and impact assessment practitioners throughout Europe with a repository of guidance, information and best practices for impact assessment of new policies and legislative measures.
The IA TOOLS website provides experts and non-experts with guidance on the main steps to be followed to perform an impact assessment. It contains an inventory of social, economic and environmental impact indicators. It also offers a comprehensive picture of the qualitative and quantitative tools available for the analysis of policy impact and access to up-to-date databases.
IA TOOLS was developed by the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) for internal use by the European Commission following the approach and structure of the Impact Assessment Guidelines. It supports desk officers in producing high quality Impact Assessments. Experience has shown that IA TOOLS can provide added value to impact assessment practitioners in the Member States and in other organisations and in response to frequent request from consultants and experts outside the Commission. Consequently the website has now been opened to the public.