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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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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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