ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Financing for Development

Adequate rehabilitation and the proper resettlement of those displaced as part of development-induced displacement have always been a difficult issue to resolve. The method usually favoured by governments has been to offer compensation, but this is never sufficient, for such sums accrue to the ultimate project costs and the invariable tendency is to minimise these. This article, by citing diverse examples pursued by different governments, shows how innovative methods of "benefit-sharing", wherein proceeds from the proposed project also assist the displaced in rebuilding their lives, offer a possible solution to the question of satisfactory rehabilitation and resettlement.

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