Social Impact Assessment (SIA) Link is the shortest among the seven, however, it the most important because, it calibrates the potentiality of any product as compared to its intended propose. Guide for Social Impact Assessment posits that, Project Impact includes Social impact, Environmental Impact, Biodiversity Impact and Economic Impact (ref.); However, deeper concern of Social Impact given by Frank Vanclay who posited that conceptualizing social impacts is as changes to one or more of the following: people’s way of life, their culture, their community, their political systems, their environment, their health and wellbeing, their personal and property rights, and their fears and aspirations.
Social Impact Assessment (SIA) is doing systematic analysis of changes -
SIA can be identifies by series of social consequences such People’s way of life, in both positive and negative outlook; when positive – an improvement strategy (Synergy EDT) is done; else if it is negative, mitigation procedures have to be taken immediately, followed by a total solution for the problem. Their culture – in terms of their shared beliefs, customs, values and language or dialect; check if they have been destroyed or improved, taking all necessary remedies or improvement. Their community, by comparing its cohesion, stability, character, services and facilities; and their political systems in the context of destroyed or improved participation in decisions influencing their life. Moreover, their environment damaged or enriched the quality of their shared resources like the air and water; the corruption or enrichment of the food they eat; reduction or creation of hazard or risk, introduction or reduction of dust and noise. Furthermore, damaged or improved sanitation, lowered or increased safety, and their access to and control over resources. Health and wellbeing looking on a total physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing, as compared to the Mi (Moral Intelligence), Ci (Cognitive Intelligence), Ei (emotional intelligence) and Si (spiritual intelligence). Personal and property rights, observe and shift in terms of economically, civil-
SIA concerns can be succinctly compared using SIA Character Zones shown graphically in figure-
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