This document describes the social baseline situation prior to the construction phase of the Ilmenite Project.
The aim of the baseline is to provide information on demographic as well as economic conditions and trends, political structures, local organisations, cultural traits, and other factors that can influence the way in which affected communities will respond to anticipated changes brought about by the Project. The baseline is also used to predict in which way the Project will be affected by these factors.
The baseline study is based on review of secondary resources combined with information obtained through qualitative methods.
The social baseline presented in this document describes the current situation, but does not analyse on the project's potential impacts on the baseline situation.
These analyses are presented in the SIA-report.