Social Impact Assessment– SIA

Development projects cause social-psychological changes in the day-to-day life of the surrounding community. These changes are caused due to changes in their demography, occupation, livelihood, place, economic impact, environment, etc. Social impact can be measured on multiple dimensions caused due to these changes. These dimensions can include health, culture, heritage, lifestyle, quality of life, community impacts, etc.

The social impact of any development project changes with the life cycle of the project i.e  during pre-comissioning, comissioning, operation and closure.

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Consultivo’s SIA team comprises of experienced sociologists, social workers, anthropologists, economists etc who can conduct baseline study and are able to identify the potential social impact that can be caused from changes emanating from any project.

These experts work in the areas of project due diligence and hence, they are well versed with the requirements of IFC PS, Equator Principles, World Bank Guidelines, international best practices, legal requirements, etc.

Our social impact assessment Methodology

Consultivo uses  a number of tools & methods to conduct a Social Impact Assessment which varies due to parameters like the type of project, the stakeholders involved,  the potential impact of the project etc. Some of the tools used by Consultivo include:

  • Stakeholder mapping and analysis
  • Secondary data
  • Focus group discussions
  • Participant observation
  • Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)

Social Impact Assessment Process


Benefits of Social Impact Assessment

Social Impact Assessment helps in:

  • Identifying, mapping & analysing the stakeholders of a pro
  • Leads to identification and prioritisation of the concerns & issues of the stakeholder
  • Measure the potential social impact of the project thus making the investor & investee aware of the social permission and acceptance of the project
  • Taking corrective action & mitigating the negative social impacts, minimising the risks & assuring both the investor & the invest
  • Manages the stakeholders & draw engagement plan based on the same
  • Ensures successful implementation of the project by gaining the trust & confidence of the community & stakeholders


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