The authors present a critique of the International Mine Action Standards currently in use. After highlighting gaps in IMAS related to assessment and survey, an improved aspect of mine-action planning methodology is presented, which includes a prioritization component using a socioeconomic approach. The result is LIRA: landmine impact combined with a new measurement of risk assessment. This updated model can contribute to improved safety, quality and productivity of landmine action through more effective strategic planning tools.
Banks, Eddie and Shahmir, Rob
"Closing the Circle,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 10
, Article 4.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol10/iss2/4