While Integrated Assessment can take many forms and include a range of processes, approaches, and benefits, the fundamental outcome is series of policy options and problem solving strategies. The diagram below illustrates four important steps in the process (shown in green) along with essential IA components of technical assessment and stakeholder input.
The approach involves faculty research teams, stakeholders, external advisors, and an audience or client who is interested in the outcomes.
To learn more about IA methods and benefits, please click on the links below:
- Integrated Assessment Guide (23 pages)
- Integrated Assessment Research Framework (one page)
- “Benefits of Using Integrated Assessment to Address Sustainability Challenges” - article published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.
- "Benefits of Integrated Assessment" - full report (PDF)
- Integrated Assessment Evaluation Guide