Used in a narrow sense, this term covers the analysis of data specifically relating to a project’s intended outcomes and impact. It thus challenges the hypotheses on which your project is based.
However, a more expansive view of social impact analysis is useful in the context of impact-oriented project management. Here, it is important to ask not only whether a project has obtained results, but also to determine which specific factors have been crucial in producing these results. Social impact analysis used in this broader sense includes an analysis of the project’s outcomes and impacts and of the project’s outputs and their quality, as well as an examination of the project’s underlying assumptions and the services provided.