SOCIOECONOMIC
IMPACT NAME POSITIVE SCOPE  OF IMPACT NEGATIVE SCOPE  OF IMPACT INDICATOR
SE1: Social Capital Dams may facilitate transportation across rivers, integrating less accessible portions of communities with the rest of the community People from one community may be resettled into multiple new communities, disrupting social cohesion Buckner Scale, based on household surveys, qualitative interviews
SE2: Cultural Change Dams may instill national pride Inundation of tombs, religious sites, and other areas of cultural significance; loss of traditional knowledge regarding the ecosystem index of impacts on material culture; knowledge of the local ecosystem; sense of place from household surveys and community surveys
SE3: Local Hydropower Access Communities that were once isolated or that relied on small hydro or alternative forms of electricity generation may be connected to the grid Prices of electricity may rise as the source of power may be farther away index of frequency and price from household surveys and community surveys
SE4: Health Impacts Water treatment facilities may improve the quality of drinking water The prevalence of chistosomiasis and malaria and other water-borne diseases may increase as the breeding grounds for hosts increases index of drinking water quality, water-borne illness, toxicity from household surveys and community surveys
SE5: Income Incomes may rise as off-farm opportunities working on dam construction arise; government transfers Inundation of agricultural land may imply reduced incomes for farmers income share of watershed average from household surveys, community surveys, and State Statistical Bureau data
SE6: Wealth The quality of housing and/or land in resettlement communities may exceed that in the affected area Evacuees may deplete resources re-establishing themselves in resettlement communities Housing and Land Values, as a share of watershed average from household surveys, community surveys, and State Statistical Bureau data
SE7: Macro Impacts New roads and other forms of infrastructure for dam development may have positive spillovers for tourism and other industries; money spent on dam construction may dramatically increase local economic activity Resettlement of displaced peoples may be costly index of the cost of resettlement, costs of infrastructure, and present commercial value of hydropower produced from community surveys, State Statistical Bureau data, and ?