16 March 2016

Thematic Focus: Development-induced Displacement


International Network on Displacement and Resettlement Scientific Sessions, Vancouver, 29 March-2 April 2016 [info]
- Held in conjunction with the Society for Applied Anthropology' s annual meeting. Onsite registration still available.


The African Development Bank’s Involuntary Resettlement Policy: Review of Implementation (African Development Bank, Feb. 2015) [text]

Development in Practice, vol. 25, no. 5 (2015) [contents]
- Includes special section on development-induced displacement in Asia. The introductory article, "Development-induced Displacement in Asia: Conflicts, Risks, and Resilience," is freely available; another article, "Voluntary and Involuntary Resettlement in China: A False Dichotomy?," can be accessed via ResearchGate, and the text of a third article, "A No-displacement Option? Rights, Risks and Negotiated Settlement in Development Displacement," can be requested via the ANU IR.

"Development-Induced Displacement and Its Impacts on the Livelihoods of Poor Urban Households in Bahir Dar, North Western Ethiopia," African Human Mobility Review, vol. 1, no. 3 (Sept.-Dec. 2015) [full-text]
- Scroll to p. 310.

Mining, Resettlement and Lost Livelihoods (Oxfam, Dec. 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Structure and Agency in Development-induced Forced Migration: The Case of Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam," Population and Environment, vol. 37, no. 3 (March 2016) [abstract]
- See also related conference paper.

"Thirty Years of Development-induced Displacement in China," Forced Migration Review, no. 51 (Feb. 2016) [open access]

World Bank:

Dammed, Displaced and Forgotten (International Rivers Blog, March 2015) [text]

Five Sides of the Same Coin: The Place of Global Policy Frameworks in the Setting of Negotiation Agendas of Involuntary Resettlement, Paper presented at 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Pittsburgh, PA, 24-28 March 2015 [text via DiVA]

Policy and Operational Implications on Involuntary Resettlement in World Bank Financed Projects (SSRN, Sept. 2015) [text]

World Bank Finally Boosting Oversight of Projects That Displace Millions (Huffington Post, Dec. 2015) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Development-induced Displacement (7 May 2015)

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