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International Principles for Social Impact Assessment


Vanclay, FM, International Principles for Social Impact Assessment, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 21, (1) pp. 5-11. ISSN 1461-5517 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.3152/147154603781766491


The "International Principles for Social Impact Assessment" is a statement of the core values of the SIA community together with a set of principles to guide SIA practice and the consideration of 'the social' in environmental impact assessment generally. It is a discussion document for the impact assessment community to be used as the basis for developing sector and national guidelines. In the process of being developed explicitly for an international context, increasing pressure was placed on the conventional understanding of SIA and a new definition, with official imprimatur of an international professional body, has been formalised. "Social Impact Assessment includes the processes of analysing, monitoring social consequences, both positive and negative, of planned interventions (policies, programs, plans, projects) and any social change processes invoked by those interventions. Its primary purpose is to bring about a more sustainable and equitable biophysical and human environment".

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Vanclay, FM (Professor Francis Vanclay)
ID Code:26282
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2004-04-21

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