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A Handbook for Socio-economic Impact Assessment (SEIA)
This handbook is based on the PhD dissertation work of Anvita Arora, titled "Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) Methodology for Urban Transport Projects: Case Study Delhi Metro", carried out under the supervision of Dr. Geetam Tiwari, both being the co-authors of this handbook.

The objective of handbook is to assess the impact of large transport projects on the urban poor and to propose a socio-economic impact assessment methodology (SEIA) which can be integrated in the impact assessment studies of such projects. The handbook presents a methodology to understand the impact of accessibility and mobility on socio-economic well-being (SEWB) of the urban poor. It uses household survey based primary data to derive indicators of accessibility, mobility and SEWB. The indicators are then aggregated into indices of accessibility, mobility and SEWB. The change in indicators and indices in the before and after project scenarios is used to assess the significance of the impact of the project on the urban poor.

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