MacCormick was mandated to develop a series of Social MAPs to inform its client on policy, operating procedures and strategy for the implementation of several social programs. Context MAPs are a part of the strategic planning process. Planners have usually completed all or most of the strategic analysis, including the ESIA scan, SWOT analysis, and have identified strategic issues and goals. Action plans typically include deciding who is going to do what and by when and in what order for the organization to reach its strategic goals. The design and implementation of the action planning depend on the nature and needs of the organization.


Each of the social MAPs was designed to meet and exceed the standards as outlined in IFC’s Performance Standards (PS). In addition, our Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) was designed to World Bank Operating Procedures (4.12) standards and met all local laws, incorporating local customs and processes.


Post base-line and impact studies for its mining client, MacCormick was further engaged to develop a total of 7 Social MAPs:

  • Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Plan (SECP)
  • Resettlement Action Plan (RAP)
  • Cultural Heritage Plan (CHP)
  • Local Employment and Training Plan (LETP)
  • Community Health and Safety Plan (CHSP)
  • Community Development Program (CDP)
  • Social Impact Assessment (SIA)


MacCormick was engaged from 2011 to 2014. Initially in a collection and analysis capacity then in the development of strategy, management systems and action plans.


MacCormick utilized its own in-country consultants, corporate team and was an integral part of developing the client’s in-country CR team.


MacCormick’s work resulted in the client’s Senior Management Team, Board of Directors and in-country staff being trained and given the tools to manage each aspect of the social management system and being guided through the implementation of the action plans. MacCormick served as a “train the trainer” through the implementation of these plans.