The Four Principles
The mission of the Impact Assessment Institute is "provide impartial, scientific and credible opinions to inform and scrutinise legislation, regulation and policy making" independently from regulating agencies and specific interests. In order to ensure that the mission can be achieved, four principles have been adopted to guide its operations. These are objectivity and transparency, generating legitimacy and thereby credibility.
In greater detail these principles are explained below:
These act as the guiding light for the Institute and in particular orient the work of the Board, whose primary responsibilites include the guardianship of the Principles. They set the framework for the conduct of the Institute's studies and are to be implemented consistently by the Managing Director and Secretariat in its day-to-day business.