Socioeconomic Impact Assessment in Saudi Arabia: Problems and Perspectives

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp 248-257 (2006)

12 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2015

See all articles by M. Sadiq Sohail

M. Sadiq Sohail

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Mohammed Burney

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

The Socioeconomic Impact Assessment (SIA) specialists face a host of challenges in interpreting the importance of social and economic impacts. Evidence is abundant in the literature about the serious implications resulting from incomplete or prejudiced SIA analyses during execution of the projects and beyond. This paper conceptualises the significance of social and economic impacts, and discusses some practical issues and perspectives supported by the experience in conducting recent SIA studies in Saudi Arabia. The findings are intended to help EIA and SIA specialists, regulators and other stakeholders to determine the social and economic impacts with more objectivity and accuracy.

Keywords: Socioeconomic Impact Assessment (SIA); Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); Saudi Arabia; significance.

Suggested Citation

Sohail, M. Sadiq and Burney, Mohammed, Socioeconomic Impact Assessment in Saudi Arabia: Problems and Perspectives (2006). World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp 248-257 (2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2653290

M. Sadiq Sohail (Contact Author)

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) ( email )

Dhahran, 31261
Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Burney

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) ( email )

Dhahran, 31261
Saudi Arabia

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