National Impact Assessment Programme
Environmental Impact Assessment processes improved and strengthened and Strategic Environmental Assessment introduced in country’s development planning.
NIAP aims to contribute to sustainable development in Pakistan through strengthening of the EIA process and introduction of SEA in development planning. Improved EIA will lead to more environmentally conscious development at the project level, while the introduction of SEA will facilitate improved planning, not only by the integration of potential impacts into plan development and decision-making, but also through improved coordination between the authorities involved in planning.
The Programme has the following four outcomes:
1. Improved implementation of EIA procedure, through development of tools and guidance material, and piloting;
2. SEA introduced and piloted in planning processes and practices;
3. Understanding and capacity for EIA and SEA enhanced; and
4. Effective programme management systems and mechanisms developed and introduced.
Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan
Pak EPA, Ministry of Environment
Planning and Development Wing, Ministry of Environment
Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment
Four and Half years (15th November 2009 – 15th May 2014)
Budget & Donor
Budget: PKR 351,304,368/-
Donor: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Project Manager NIAP
House No 2, Street 83, Sector G-6/4, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel. +92 51 2271027-034; Fax +92 51 2271017