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Social impact assessment: State of the art

Ana María Esteves, Daniel Franks, Frank Vanclay

Social impact assessment: State of the art
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Resource Type Scientific Paper
Language
  • English
Year 2012
Country Netherlands
Topic
  • FPIC
  • Informed Decision Making
  • Pimatisiwin
Complexity Advanced
Keywords
  • Community Engagement
  • Decision Making
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Environmental Impact
  • Impact Benefit Agreement
  • Social & Cultural Impacts
Written By Academic Researchers
Written For
  • Academic Institutions or Researchers
Description This article explores what is “good” practice in social impact assessment (SIA). SIA addresses social issues in development through participatory processes that support affected peoples, and companies. SIA seeks to increase understanding of and responses to change, and avoid negative impacts while enhancing positive benefits. The author argues that SIA practices need to address culture, community, power, human rights, gender, justice, place, resilience, and sustainable livelihoods.
Journal Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal
Volume 30
Issue 1
Pages 34 - 42
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