Land Access and Resettlement: A Guide to Best Practice

Land Access and Resettlement: A Guide to Best Practice

By: Gerry Reddy (author), Eddie Smyth (author), Michael Steyn (author)Paperback

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This book 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, the book 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, oil and 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.

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GERRY REDDY and MICHAEL STEYN are Directors at Steyn Reddy Associates and EDDIE SMYTH is a Director at Intersocial Consulting. Each has over 15 years' experience in managing land access projects in over 20 different countries.


Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. The business case for getting it right 3. Best practice and institutional and legal frameworks 4. Project planning and preparation 5. Stakeholder engagement 6. Baseline data collection and analysis 7. Assessing project impacts and risks, and minimising displacement 8. Compensation frameworks 9. Physical resettlement planning 10. Livelihood restoration planning 11. Vulnerable persons 12. The negotiation process 13. Compensation and resettlement sign-off 14. Physical resettlement implementation 15. Community investment and development 16. Livelihood restoration and community development implementation 17. Cultural heritage 18. Monitoring and evaluation 19. Land management 20. Closing thoughts Glossary of key terms Bibliography and additional resources About the authors Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/01/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781783532131
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 421
  • ID: 9781783532131
  • weight: 658
  • ISBN10: 1783532130

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