Every  Project  needs  a  starting  point.  GIC  has competent personnel capable of carrying out the baseline  studies  to  provide  valuable  social  and economic information which is critical to project decision-making and prediction of impacts before initiating  projects.

These  studies  include  Socio- cultural and Economic studies for example; Population  and  demographics,  Social  diversity, Community   profiling,    Cultural    heritage    and archaeology,  Social  services  and  infrastructure, Cultural property identification, Social capital and community capacity analysis, Land tenure, use and management,     Institutions     and     governance, Micro/Macro   economic   analysis,   employment, development indicators and local capacity, physical infrastructure, stakeholder analysis etc.