The primary goal of the involuntary resettlement policy of the African Development Bank (AfDB, or the Bank) is to ensure that when a Bank intervention requires people to be displaced, they are treated equitably and share in the benefits of the project that involves their resettlement, improving their living standards. The policy provides guidance to Bank staff and to borrowers, and sets up a mechanism for monitoring the performance of resettlement programmes. Most importantly, the policy requires that a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) be prepared under a development approach that addresses the livelihoods and living standards of displaced persons as well as compensation for loss of assets, using a participatory approach at all stages of project design and implementation.

The African Development Bank’s involuntary resettlement policy:Review of implementation

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  • African Development Bank

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Date: 2015

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The primary goal of the involuntary resettlement policy of the African Development Bank (AfDB, or the Bank) is to ensure that when a Bank intervention requires people to be displaced, they are treated equitably and share in the benefits of the project that involves their resettlement, improving their living standards. The policy provides guidance to Bank staff and to borrowers, and sets up a mechanism for monitoring the performance of resettlement programmes. Most importantly, the policy requires that a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) be prepared under a development approach that addresses the livelihoods and living standards of displaced persons as well as compensation for loss of assets, using a participatory approach at all stages of project design and implementation.

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