Health Impact Assessment: A Good Practice Sourcebook

Institutional Document | October 2018

This publication provides practical tools and guidance on how development projects of the Asian Development Bank can improve the health of the communities that they serve.

  • US$29.00 (paperback)

This sourcebook provides up-to-date information regarding ADB environmental safeguards, poverty and social analysis, and compliance procedures in order to support the process of health impact assessment. It is a useful reference for ADB staff, borrowers, executing agencies, consultants, and others seeking a better understanding of how to implement health impact assessments. The publication outlines the procedures, methods, and tools that health impact assessments use to systematically judge the potential effects of a policy, plan, program, or project on the health of a population. It is useful to those who are producing a health impact assessment or public health management plan.


  • Glossary
  • Introduction
  • Definition of Health and Safety
  • Definition of Health Impact Assessment
  • Integration with Bank Procedures
  • Screening and Classification
  • Scoping
  • Terms of Reference
  • Health Baseline
  • Applicable Policy, Legal, and Administrative Framework and Standards
  • Impact Analysis
  • Mitigation and Enhancement Measures
  • Appraisal
  • Public Health Management Plan
  • Implementation
  • More Information
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Safeguards
  • Health
  • Poverty
  • 186
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TIM189515-2
  • 978-92-9261-308-2 (print)
  • 978-92-9261-309-9 (electronic)

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