Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement

Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement

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Every year millions of people are displaced from their homes, livelihoods and communities due to land-based development projects. There is no limit to what can be called a a€˜development projecta€™. They can range from small-scale infrastructure or mining projects to mega hydropower plants; can be public or private, well-planned or rushed into. Knowledge of development-induced displacement and resettlement (DIDR) remains limited even after decades of experience and research. Many questions are yet unanswered: What is qsuccessq in resettlement? Is development without displacement possible or can resettlement be developmental? Is there a global safeguard policy or do we need an international right a€˜not to be displaceda€™? This book revisits what we think we know about DIDR. Starting with case studies that challenge some of the most widespread preconceptions, it goes on to discuss the ethical aspects of DIDR. The book assesses the current laws, policies and rights governing the sector, and provides a glimpse of how the displaced people defend themselves in the absence of effective governance and safeguard mechanisms. This book is a valuable resource for students and researchers in development studies, population and development, and migration and development.The World Bank policy has been an influential benchmark for regional development banks and other international financial ... The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) also proposed policy guidelines regarding ... Many governments lack a legal and policy framework for resettlement at the national level and tend to employ project-based resettlement action plans (if anyanbsp;...

Title:Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement
Author:Irge Satiroglu, Narae Choi
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-04-10


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