1) The equitable consideration must be the main element of the impact assessment and development planning.

2) Most part of the intervention social impacts may be foreseen.

3) Planned interventions may be changed to decrease the negative impacts and highlight the positive ones.

4) SIA must be the integral part of the development planning process, in all stages, from the beginning to the final audiences.

5) A focus in the sustainable social development must be in place, with SIA helping in the determination of the best development options—SIA (and EIA) have more to offer than just being the decider between economical benefits and social costs.

6) In all interventions and assessments, paths for the construction of social and human capital of local communities and strengthening of democratic processes must be developed.

7) All interventions and assessments, especially those where there are unavoidable impacts, must be investigated in a manner to change affect people into beneficiaries.

8) SIA must properly consider the alternatives of any intervention, mainly where there are unavoidable impacts.

9) All considerations must be done for the potential mitigation measures of environmental and social impacts, even when the impacted communities approve the intervention and where they may be beneficiaries.

10) In any assessment, the local knowledgement and experience must be incorporated, as well the acknowledgment of different local cultural values.

11) The use of violence, stalking, intimidation or unfair forces related to assessment or intervention implementation must not be employed.

12) Development processes that violate the human rights of any sector of the society must not be accepted.