SDGs and Regulatory Impact Assessment

For the project "Peer to Peer for Sustainable Impact Assessment" we are collecting policy papers, studies and research reports on the quality of regulatory impact assessment, and how to mainstream sustainable development and the SDGs into RIA. Many EY member states, the European Commission and the OECD are involved in the project, which was commissioned by the German Environment Ministry BMU. To support others who are interested in this area, we decided that the now growing collection of documents could best be open access.

Country-comparative studies

Integrated sustainability assessments

  • Achtnicht, Martin, Klaus Rennings, and Julia Hertin. 2009. “Experiences with Integrated Impact Assessment–Empirical Evidence from a Survey in Three European Member States.” Environmental Policy and Governance 19(5): 321–35.
  • Bond, Alan, Angus Morrison-Saunders, and Jenny Pope. 2012. “Sustainability Assessment: The State of the Art.” Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 30(1): 53–62
  • Jacob, Klaus et al. 2011. “Integrating the Environment in Regulatory Impact Assessments.” Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. https://www.oecd. org/gov/regulatory-policy/Integrating20RIA20in20Decision20Making.pdf.
  • Jacob, Klaus, Stratos Arampatzis, Basil Manos, and Thomas Bournaris. 2013. “A Toolbox for Impact Assessment and Sustainability.” Procedia Technology 8: 355–59.


EU documents

Guidance documents