Social Performance Assessments

We take a pragmatic approach to due-diligence requirements for funding, merger-and-acquisition processes and internal assessments

We take a pragmatic approach to due-diligence requirements for funding, merger-and-acquisition processes and internal assessments. By reviewing your social performance management system, we can tell you if your programs, policies and organizational capacity conform to international social standards. When our review is complete, we can help you chart a path to the level of performance you want.

As the leading social reviewer for independent-engineer assessments Monkey Forest has assessed dozens of social management systems for mega and large-scale projects in more than 18 countries.

We’ve learned that an overly formal approach doesn’t encourage people in communities or companies to speak honestly about their concerns nor does it allow room for collaborative solutions. We add value by working through the assessment process with you, engaging your team and the communities you affect to understand concerns and to identify solutions. Monkey Forest specializes in:

  • Total conformance assessment
    A 360-degree review of a social management system, benchmarked to international social standards.
  • Partial system review
    A limited desktop review or assessment of a specific aspect of a social management system – such as a grievance management program – to see how it compares to international leading practice.[/more]
  • Red-flag assessment
    A fast-turnaround review of a social management system to identify potential fatal flaws that stand in the way of conformance and that could put a project in jeopardy or increase risk to funders and buyers.[/more]
  • Social risk and perception assessment
    On-the-ground analysis of the social feasibility and community risk associated with a project to identify the issues that matter most in building social acceptance.

We have developed PRIMATE (PRoject Impact MATrix Evaluation), an adaptable and systematized web-based tool that identifies gaps in social management systems relative to the standards your project must meet and helps you track progress in closing them.