Conclusion

This conclusion summarizes the legacy of social assessment in relation to peoplecentred development paradigms and practices, based on a range of perspectives from evaluators, researchers and civil society groups. Asking what comes next, given the changing global architecture, it concludes by highlig...

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Published in: Making a Difference? p. 262
Main Author: Susanna Price
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Berghahn Books 01-15-2015
Edition: 1
Subjects:
Law
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Summary: This conclusion summarizes the legacy of social assessment in relation to peoplecentred development paradigms and practices, based on a range of perspectives from evaluators, researchers and civil society groups. Asking what comes next, given the changing global architecture, it concludes by highlighting the articulation of new discourses in recent initiatives in country regulatory frameworks and corporate self-regulation. This book has contended that investment projects may trigger complex social impacts, which go well beyond the usual business risk assessment. But how effective are the ‘texts’ that promote people-centered development paradigms, as they are produced and enacted, or not, through multiple levels