Review of National Resettlement Policies and Experience with Involuntary Resettlement Projects

Date: October 2002
Document Type: Completion Reports / TA Completion Reports

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Asian Development Bank's Policy on Involuntary Resettlement requires, in addition to project-specific Resettlement Plans, measures to strengthen DMC macro frameworks for involuntary resettlement. The Policy enjoins support for efforts by government and other project sponsors to formulate and implement resettlement policies, strategies, laws, regulations and specific plans; and technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of agencies responsible for resettlement policy, planning and implementation. The Policy specifically calls for efforts to ensure that laws and regulations provide for compensation sufficient to replace all lost assets, and to restore living standards, income earning capacity and production levels among those people affected.