Relationship between socio-cultural impact analysis (SIA) and environmental impact a-ssessment as well as between impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation. Role-players in SIA: public and private sector clients, communities, consultants and multidisciplinary assessment teams. Overview of the SIA process: screening, scoping and assessment. Assessment techniques: scoping matrix design and trend analysis, rating and mapping, modelling and transecting. Enhancing SIA with qualitative and quantitative research methods and participatory appraisal techniques. Statutory guidelines and the establishment of contractual agreements and synergy between role-players. Ethical pitfalls and responsibilities. Compilation of SIA reports.