A Health Impact Assessment Framework for Special Economic Zones in the Greater Mekong Subregion 1 / 55

Across the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), there are over 500 special economic zones (SEZs) and industrial zones. Many have been strategically located along or near the GMS economic corridors. The estimated population associated with SEZ development and border areas of economic corridors is over 50 million people. The proposed health impact assessment (HIA) framework for SEZs in the GMS recognizes these areas as the economic engines of the subregion and aims to maximize benefits for all. Its aim is to provide enhanced guidance for identifying, mitigating and managing health risks and impacts related to this unprecedented industrial and economic development happening in and around SEZs. It seeks to address transboundary health issues associated with mobile and migrant worker populations. The framework does not seek to inform a decision on whether SEZ development should or should not occur. Rather, it proposes HIA as an effective SEZ management support tool to achieve optimum benefits for businesses and associated communities alike.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Access to education and health care
  • Special economic zones
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

Partly open access

Version / Edition 1.0
Date uploaded 2019-07-16T08:34:34.254529
Date modified 2019-08-07T07:51:52.460664
Author (corporate) ADB
ISBN number 978-92-9261-145-3
Publisher Asia Development Bank
Publication date 2018
Keywords sez,health,soft infrastructure