IA effectiveness is a pet subject of mine but I think that the issue will be of interest to any HIA professional. Though none of the articles deal with HIA specifically the issues discussed are all relevant to HIA practice, in particular Urmila Jha-Thakur's excellent article on the importance of participatory learning in SEA.
The issue includes articles on:
Introduction: The effectiveness of impact assessment instruments
Authors: Cashmore, Matthew; Bond, Alan; Sadler, Barry
Effectiveness in social impact assessment: Aboriginal peoples and resource development in Australia
Author: O'Faircheallaigh, Ciaran
SEA and planning: 'ownership' of strategic environmental assessment by the planners is the key to its effectiveness
Authors: Stoeglehner, Gernot; Brown, A.L.; Kørnøv, Lone B.
Rationality and effectiveness: does EIA/SEA treat them as synonyms?
Author: Elling, Bo
Effectiveness of strategic environmental assessment - the significance of learning
Authors: Jha-Thakur, Urmila; Gazzola, Paola; Peel, Deborah; Fischer, Thomas B.; Kidd, Sue
Evaluating strategic environmental assessment in The Netherlands: content, process and procedure as indissoluble criteria for effectiveness
Authors: van Buuren, Arwin; Nooteboom, Sibout
Sustainability-focused impact assessment: English experiences
Authors: Therivel, Riki; Christian, Gemma; Craig, Claire; Grinham, Russell; Mackins, David; Smith, James; Sneller, Terry; Turner, Richard; Walker, Dee; Yamane, Motoko
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Matt Cashmore, Alan Bond and Barry Sadler have done a good job guest editing the issue and I think it will make a substantial contribution to the update of the International Environmental Impact Assessment Effectiveness Study [PDF 6 Mb] that is currently underway.