- Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
- Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
- Initial Environmental Examination (IEE)
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
- Social Impact Assessment (SIA)
- Environmental Management Plan (EMP)
- Resettlement Action Plan (RAP)
- Social Development Plan (SDP)
- Solid Waste Management
- IFC Standards
- EU Guidelines
- World Banks Guidelines
- ADB Safeguards Policy
We help our clients to avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse environmental and social impacts, including protecting the rights of those likely to be affected or marginalized by the development process. Our “pre-emptive” approach to avert or diminish involuntary resettlement and land acquisition helps clients reduce project costs and adverse impacts on the community and environment.
We implement a structured proactive process of impact assessment, planning, and mitigation to address adverse effects throughout the project cycle and thereby inform and consult the affected people. We aim to integrate technology into a participatory approach, both during surveys and investigations to keep documentation and information accessible and transparent, and for dissemination and disclosure purposes. This enables us and our clients to better engage with communities and affected people as they are informed and consulted on potential impacts, their rights and obligations, as well as where and how they can lodge grievances.
At NIW, we have vast experience with the requirements of ADB, WB, DSIF, IFC, EBRD, EIB and many countries in Europe, South/East Asia, and Africa; we are familiar with most specific requirements from both the development partner financing the project and the country in which the project is undertaken.