Draft guidance on Socio-Economic Assessment for National Implementation Plan Development and Implementation under the Stockholm Convention (2007) (not revised)


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.


Review of the Guidance

The process for review of the guidance has been initiated by decision SC-6/12 on the draft guidance for the control of import and export of POPs. The request for information pursuant to decision SC-6/12 can be accessed here. The comments received to date on the draft guidance are available here. The guidance has not been revised owing to lack of available resources.