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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


EIB e-learning course on its environmental and social standards

04 July 2018
Online, Europe

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has just launched an e-learning course providing the required knowledge and skills to implement its EU-based environmental and social standards.

Primarily focused on the needs of the EIB’s financial intermediaries outside the EU, this course will suit the needs of anyone interested in integrating environmental and social dimensions to ensure sustainable investment projects.

New guidance document from the UNDP on mining, environment and human rights

20 June 2018
Online, Other Countries
The UNPD guidance document "Extracting Good Practices: A Guide for Governments and Partners to Integrate Environment and Human Rights into the Governance of the Mining Sector" has just been published! Available at: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/Sustainable%20Development/Environmental-Governance-Project/Extracting_Good_Practices_Report.pdf

New publication from the IDB - Social Impact Assessment: Integrating Social Issues in Development Projects

08 June 2018
Online, North America
This new guidance from the IDB "is structured around ten key elements, which should be embedded in an SIA process in projects of moderate to high risk, scale, and complexity. However, the note stresses that these elements should not be applied mechanically or as a blueprint. The nature and setting of each project is different, and the SIA process should be adapted and applied in a flexible manner."


Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Principal Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development, SDCC)

14 May 2018
Manila, Philippines, Asia
The Principal Social Development Specialist will provide key policy advice on Gender and Development (GAD) issues, lead on the implementation of Bank-wide standards on gender mainstreaming in operations, acceleration, monitoring and reporting, and produce knowledge products as well as other services on current gender issues.
The ideal candidate must be from one of ADB’s 67 member countries (https://www.adb.org/about/members), hold a relevant Master’s Degree (or Bachelor’s Degree along with specialized experience in similar organisations, with preference for IFIs) in the Social Sciences, preferably involving gender studies. S/he must have substantial senior-level experience in GAD policy development and implementation as well as experience at the international or regional level, including in at least one Asian country.
For more information about the position, please check out our website: http://oxfordhr.co.uk/jobs/principal-social-development-specialist-gender-and-development-sdcc/
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