This document is designed for use in the development of the mandatory self-assessments that countries from South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia submit to the secretariat under the Assistance Programme of the UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (TEIA). Self-assessments allow countries to assess their actual situation in implementing the Convention and in enhancing industrial safety. They are tools for tracking progress and identifying possible shortcomings.
Any shortcomings identified in the self-assessment provide the basis for the development of plans of activities and needs-driven external assistance projects designed to overcome the shortcomings. It is, therefore, a valuable tool to support building governance and institutional framework for Industrial Accidents prevention, preparedness and response.