Initial framework - 3-level 6-dimension

Table 1 Initial SIA framework

Levels Dimensions
Individuals Quality of Life
Self-awareness and self-esteem
Community Involvement in society
Empowerment in social capacity building
Organization Sustainability of the project
Skills improvement
Organization Sustainability of the project
Skills improvement

 


Modified framework – regroup the dimensions into 2 tiers

Table 2 Second version of SIA framework

Primary tier
Impact dimension Assessment objective Impact indicator
Individual To assess how a social intervention could cause changes to the directly-involved individuals. Quality of life
  1. Self-esteem
  2. Information acquisition
  3. Skills and knowledge development
  4. Health and physical change
Social To assess how a social intervention could cause changes on interpersonal level, and individual’s interaction with the society that could cause immediate effect on their living. Social capital
  1. Social network
  2. Social integration
  3. Community participation
  4. Financial integration
  5. Volunteerism
Economical To assess how a social intervention could cause changes on resources and revenue usage on public expenditure. Financial sustainability
  1. Financial adjustment on the service
  2. Community resources allocation
  3. Skills and knowledge development
  4. Health and physical change
Secondary tier
Organisational To assess the effectiveness of the intervention in terms of intervention design and execution; and the subsequent changes that may cause to the executing entity as a whole. Mode of service delivery
  1. Effectiveness
  2. Programme restructuring
  3. Stakeholders involvement
  4. Service continuity
  5. Service expansion
Organisational development
  1. Organisation restructuring
  2. Inter-organisational collaboration
  3. Cross-organisation collaboration
Community To assess whether an intervention could induce changes on community composition and on policy level. Community development
  1. Demographic change
  2. Public participation in community affairs
Policy change
  1. Subsequent policy change
  2. Other policy area adjustment

 

Subsequent to this revision, both versions of the framework may be useful in terms of providing a guide to look beyond the intended consequences/outcomes of a programme. Which framework is to be used depends on the project in question.