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Nigeria - Erosion and Watershed Management Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English)

The development objective of Erosion and Watershed Management Project for Niger is to restore degraded lands and reduce longer-term erosion vulnerability in targeted areas. Some of the negative impacts include: (i) loss of income and livelihood; (ii) disconnection of utility services; (iii) loss of land for residential, agricultural, commercial or industrial use; (iv) loss of structures. Mitigation measures include: (i) offering displaced persons choices among feasible resettlement options, including adequate replacement housing or cash compensation where appropriate; (ii) providing relocation assistance suited to the needs of each group of displaced persons, with particular attention paid to the needs of the poor and the vulnerable; (iii) making alternative housing and/or cash compensation available prior to relocation; (iv) building new resettlement sites for displaced persons with improved living conditions; (v) in the case of physically displaced persons with recognized or recognizable rights, the project will offer the choice of replacement property of equal or higher value, equivalent or better characteristics and advantages of location or cash compensation at full replacement value; and (vi) where these displaced persons own and occupy structures, compensate them for the loss of assets other than land, such as dwellings and other improvements to the land, at replacement cost but sufficient for them to reestablish themselves elsewhere.


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    Resettlement policy framework

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Nigeria - Erosion and Watershed Management Project : resettlement plan : Resettlement policy framework (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.