The purpose of this guide is to assist Parties to conduct a socio-economic assessment when developing or implementing their implementation plan under the Stockholm Convention.
The guide has three main objectives, the first one is to give guidance on Socio-Economic Assessment and provide a compelling rationale for its adoption in the development and execution of national implementation plans for the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants; the second objective is to familiarize the teams responsible for developing and executing national implementation plans with the process and methods of conducting Socio-Economic Assessment such that they are able to oversee the work of specialists. The guidance aims also at providing a practical toolkit setting out how collection of relevant socio-economic data and their analysis can be set alongside analysis of technical and other issues in order to inform decision-making within the planning and executing of a national implementation plan.
Main target audience
National Stockholm Convention focal points, the project coordination unit implementing the NIP review and update project.