An impact assessment provides those in charge of the organisation with an extra basis for decision-making.
The organisation wants to know if it is doing the right things. The findings of an impact assessment will help it to understand why its action has succeeded or failed. It can take appropriate measures where necessary to ensure that available resources are used sustainably.
It is important that the results needed by decision-makers are available at the right time. The scheduling of the impact assessment must therefore fit in with existing decision-making processes. The preparation must be simple, intelligible and standardised.
The impact assessment may contain both work steps carried out internally and by external experts.