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date: 26 September 2022

Social Impact Assessmentlocked

Social Impact Assessmentlocked

  • Jon Kei MatsuokaJon Kei MatsuokaUniversity of Hawaii
  •  and Paula T. MorelliPaula T. MorelliUniversity of Hawaii

Summary

A social impact assessment (SIA) is the process of analyzing (predicting, evaluating, and reflecting) and managing the intended and unintended consequences on the human environment of planned interventions (policies, programs, plans, projects) and any social change processes brought into play by those interventions so as to bring about a more sustainable and equitable biophysical and human environment. This subfield of impact assessment attempts to identify future consequences of a current or proposed action related to individuals, organizations, and social macro-systems. SIA is policy-oriented social research often referred to as ex ante evaluation, which involves pre-testing actions/interventions, or analyzing consequences.

Subjects

  • Human Behavior
  • Macro Practice
  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice

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