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‘Social Impact Assessment (SIA) 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.’ International Principles for Social Impact Assessment


Launch of the Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification (ELLED) Framework

17 April 2019
Online, Other Countries
Mining Shared Value (MSV), an initiative of Engineers Without Borders Canada, has launched the Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification (ELLED) Framework in partnership with the World Bank’s Energy and Extractives Global Practice. The ELLED Framework is an online tool that supports host country policymakers in understanding and implementing policies to increase local participation in extractive industry value chains, while leveraging the sector to create more diversified economies. The tool is freely available in the ELLED website: https://www.elledframework.org/

New publicly available Human Rights Impact Assessment Report

11 March 2019
Online, Oceania
The Danish Institute of Human Rights just published the HRIA they conducted for Total S.A. on the Papua Liquefied Natural Gas Project - with a focus on gender, security and conflict. Available for download at: https://www.humanrights.dk/publications/papua-lng-human-rights-impact-assessment

Social impact studies sought for teaching purposes

06 March 2019
Online, Oceania
Prof. Sango Mahanty is looking for “living” case studies and reports, in particular, documents that address one or more of the following: Safeguards related to involuntary resettlement. Safeguards related to indigenous peoples. Major infrastructure developments (e.g., dams, railways, roads) Natural resource use/management (e.g., forestry, fisheries, conservation, agriculture, extractive industries) Health Urban planning New technologies Gendered impacts Cumulative impacts/Strategic environmental assessments The studies may have been conducted ahead of the intervention, during or after it, or may even be a set of documents that covers all of these. Ideally the reports will be from within the last decade or so. If you are aware of, or have access to, any documents fitting this description, please contact Sango Mahanty at sango.mahanty@anu.edu.au. Sango will share the library with all contributors.


(Senior) Social Development Specialist

18 March 2019
Luxemburg, Europe
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is looking for a (Senior) Social Development Specialist to join their team at the Environment, Climate and Social Office. Deadline for application is April 1st.
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