Land Acquisition and Resettlement: Lessons Learned
Dec 8, 2015
The publication provides recommendations for managing the resettlement of local communities who have been displaced or whose livelihoods have been impacted due to the presence of mining. This includes ensuring adequate compensation and development opportunities. Resettlement remains a very challenging area for companies despite clear global standards around resettlement and land acquisition, notably that of the International Finance Corporation Performance Standard 5. Some of the key challenges of resettlement include not commencing the planning early enough, or investing in enough human or financial resources to ensure impacts are assessed and mitigated, and that benefits are shared in a sustainable way.