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Toward the next generation of assessment

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Katharine Mach, Christopher Field
September 30, 2017

People around the world are experiencing rapid changes and complex choices in building vibrant and secure societies. For pressing environmental questions, understanding of the risks and opportunities can help support smart decisions about the future. Assessment is an organized process for evaluating the state of knowledge on issues relevant to decision making. In assessment, experts interact with decision-makers to understand questions and perspectives, take stock of varied landscapes of evidence, and communicate what is known and what is not. Their analysis appraises recent experiences with assessment and identifies priorities for the future. See links to the paper, news release and media coverage below.