Land Access and Resettlement is an up-to-date, accessible and practical guide on how to optimally plan for, implement and review land access and resettlement. It provides step-by-step information on how to avoid pitfalls, ensure that best practice is being employed and the correct standards are being applied. With useful real-life examples of when projects have gone well and when they haven't, Land Access and Resettlement is based on the main lessons that have been learned on-the-ground over the past decade.
Natural resource projects can have considerable impacts on local communities, chiefly due to the need to acquire large areas of land. When projects are located in developing and middle income economies, the impacts are most keenly felt, as it often requires displacement of large rural populations, with predominately land-based livelihoods. The authors have planned, implemented and reviewed over 50 land access and resettlement projects in over 30 countries internationally, and conducted benchmarking exercises on a further 60 projects. This experience provides the basis for the book. The book guides the reader through the different stages of preparing for a land resettlement project.
Land Access and Resettlement is a key social risk for the natural resources sector, particularly the mining and oil & gas industries, who are operating in a context of increased awareness and regulation regarding the potential social impacts of their activities. At the same time, companies increasingly appreciate the business case for 'getting social right'. This book provides a practical road map to corporate leaders, project managers, practitioners, academia, government and civil society for practically planning and implementing successful land access and resettlement, and creating win-win outcomes for companies and communities.
- Preface & Acknowledgements
- Introduction (inc. Why this book; who is it for)
- The Business Case for Getting Social Right
- Key Concepts and Issues
- Best Practice and Institutional & Legal Frameworks
- Organization, Budgeting and Scheduling
- Project Impacts & Minimizing Displacement
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Baseline Data Collection
- Data Management & Analysis
- The Negotiation Process
- Compensation Framework
- Resettlement Packages
- Resettlement Planning & Implementation
- Livelihoods Restoration
- Vulnerable Persons
- Cultural Heritage
- Monitoring & Evaluation
- Land Management
- Community Investment
- Closing Thoughts
- Key Resources & About Intersocial
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Gerry Reddy, Eddie Smyth and Michael Steyn are Directors at Intersocial Consulting and each have over 15 years' experience in managing land access projects in over 20 different countries.