Land Acquisition and Resettlement: Lessons Learned
8 December 2015
This guidance offers practical guidance on how resettlement can be done well; achieved through planning, engaging with stakeholders, compensating for loss of land and restoring livelihoods, addressing the needs of vulnerable people and monitoring impacts.
- ICMM member companies commit to avoid the involuntary physical or economic displacement of families and communities. Where this is not possible, they commit to apply the mitigation hierarchy and implement actions or remedies that address residual adverse effects to restore or improve livelihoods and standards of living of displaced people.
- In practice this remains a challenging area for companies, and there are no one-size-fits-all solutions for successful resettlement activities, but there are many useful lessons to learn from past experiences.
- The lessons learned are based on the experience of 41 projects from around the world, in both the mining sector and other sectors. This includes insights into planning for resettlement, engaging with stakeholders, compensating for loss of land and restoring livelihoods, addressing the needs of vulnerable people, overseeing construction, ongoing community development interventions, and monitoring impacts.
- The guidance has been designed to provide easy access to modules relevant to practitioners, and each module can be downloaded separately. You can access them from the download centre in the online flipbook.