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Vanclay, F (2003) SIA principles :International Principles For Social Impact Assessment. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 20 (1). pp. 5-11. ISSN 1461-5517

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Abstract

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 and managing
the intended and unintended 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 Type: Article
Keywords: social impact assessment; human rights; core values; principles; guidelines; international conventions; development; environmental impact assessment
Journal or Publication Title: Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal
Page Range: pp. 5-11
ISSN: 1461-5517
Identification Number - DOI: 10.3152/147154603781766464
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2008 04:33
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:26
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