Gap Analysis 3

Measurements of Social and Economic Impact Assessments

UPDATED: Final report – Measuring Impacts: Review of Frameworks, Methodologies and Indicators for Assessing Socio-Economic Impacts of Resource Activity in the Arctic (pdf)

The work that has been done to allow the measurement of social and economic impacts of resource development on northern communities.

Lead researcher: Andrey Petrov, University of Northern Iowa (
Team members: Phil Cavin, University of Northern Iowa and Tim Heleniak, University of Maryland

There are four priorities guiding this gap analysis. First is the synthesis of existing practices, and the understanding and comparison of frameworks that exist in various northern regions. Second is the identification of best practices and missing links. Third is the identification of barriers to effective assessments, and fourth is the identification of a possible circumpolar impact assessment framework.

Draft outline
Priorities summary
Plain Language Summary