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International Network for Cultural Diversity (INCD) Cultural Impact Assessment Project
The idea to initiate the formulation of a framework for assessing the cultural impact of development policies and projects came out of the INCD third annual meeting held in Cape Town (South Africa) in October 11-13, 2002.
The primary objective is to outline a framework that will assist development agencies and private interests in fulfilling their obligations towards the affected communities of their policies and projects, and in so doing respect, preserve and promote cultural diversity and identity.
According to the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), impact assessment simply defined, “is the process of identifying the future consequences of a current or proposed action”.