According to the MDSP Environmental and Social Management Framework Work and International Association for Social Assessment, “Social assessment includes the processes of analyzing, 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.”
The Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Project has developed a comprehensive social impact assessment screening mechanism and a mitigation plan to address any intended and unintended social consequences. Extensive surveys were conducted in the catchment area of the MDSP project to identify possible social issues may arise due to the implementation of this project. With careful evaluation of these issues a social impact mitigation plan was developed. This plan was reviewed and approved by the implementation and donor agencies.
Specific target including gender specific consultation through Focus Group Discussions (FGD) were set in the results framework of the project by the donor agencies to ensure the social issues are identified, assessed and mitigated – ensuring the highest possible outcome for the society.
Site Specific Social Screening Report for Barisal District