Foundation for Research, Science and Technology - (FRST)
The Foundation provides public science research funding.
Social Science Research Centre, University of Canterbury
The Social Science Research Centre at the University of Canterbury
is a multi-disciplinary centre set up to facilitate a more
collaborative approach to social science research within the
University and the broader Canterbury region. It includes social
scientists from the University of Canterbury departments of
history, geography, gender studies, mass communications and
journalism, political science, social work, and sociology and
anthropology; as well as social scientists from Lincoln University
and the Christchurch School of Medicine, and those from the private
sector and the Ministry of Social Development.
New Zealand Association for Impact Assessment - (NZAIA)
Staff of Taylor Baines and Associates are active members of the New
Zealand Association for Impact Assessment (NZAIA). The organisation
brings together those involved in the fields of social and
environmental impact assessment. The organisation works to
facilitate networking and to improve practice. There is an annual
International Association for Impact Assessment - (IAIA)
NZAIA is an affiliate of the International Association for Impact
Assessment (IAIA). This organisation provides a forum for the
exchange of ideas and experiences in the field, to assess, manage
and mitigate the consequences of development.
The IAIA publishes the journal Impact Assessment and Project
Appraisal and regular newsletters, and holds an annual conference
around the world.
The 1998 conference was in Christchurch and the 2009 conference is
in Accra, Ghana. This site has links to a number of useful sites
relating to environmental impact assesment.
The New Zealand Health Impact Assessment Support Unit
Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a systematic way of identiying impacts on the well being and health of the population of any proposed policy, strategy, plan or project, prior to and following implementation.
This site includes copies of e-news, completed HIAs in New Zealand and other useful resources and links.
International sites on Participation and Development
Homepage of the International Association for Public Participation.
Homepage of the International Institute for Environment and
Development. Includes a wide range of publications and