SIA developed alongside EIA in the early 1970s as a mechanism to consider the social impacts of planned interventions. The early understanding tended to limit the practical application of SIA to the project level, usually within the context of regulatory frameworks, and primarily considered only the direct negative impacts. However, like other types of impact assessment, SIA has evolved over time and has diverged considerably from EIA.
|Title of host publication||Health in Impact Assessments|
|Subtitle of host publication||Opportunities not to be missed|
|Editors||Rainer Fehr, Francesca Viliani, Julia Nowacki, Marco Martuzzi|
|Place of Publication||Copenhagen|
|Publisher||World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|