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China - Xiaolangdi Resettlement Project (English)

The overall outcome of the Xiaolangdi Resettlement Project is rated as moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcomes is rated substantial, and the performance of the Bank and the borrower is also rated as satisfactory. The main lessons learned from the project is as follows: (i) successful resettlement must be adequately funded and funding must be reliable, as both can be jeopardized if the resettlement budget competes with the construction budget in a project, especially if cost of either is higher than anticipated; (ii) resettlement programs must ensure that people can regain control of their lives immediately, thus no one should be moved until resettlement sites are fully constructed and outfitted and the means for livelihood are in place; (iii) information and transparency were critical for gaining trust and obtaining ownership, in both the overall program and the resettler-host community agreements, which set the foundation for positive long term relationships; (iv) achieving successful resettlement with real development requires at least two different sets of skills and competencies, which an implementing agency should have available from the beginning; (v) the Bank needs to find ways to allocate funds to allow continued supervision of projects that have critical and unresolved safeguard issues; and (vi) the scope and budget of a resettlement and development program needs to be updated periodically to encompass the dynamism of communities and ensure that adequate funding is available to meet the legitimate, changing needs of affected people.


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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    China - Xiaolangdi Resettlement Project

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    Reconnaissance Planning and Design Institute;care needs;institutional development impact;Water and Energy;Host Communities;achievement of development outcome;preservation of cultural property;staff appraisal reports;Water Resource Management;annual population growth rate;Operational Core Curriculum;standard of living;income and expenditure;law and regulation;quality at entry;household level data;status of woman;quality of preparation;household expenditure data;local government official;quality of supervision;cooperation and assistance;municipal development program;central government official;country case study;national research;drinking water quality;donor agency staff;cost of resettlement;construction and operation;drinking water supply;panel of expert;generation of electricity;reservoir water level;income from agriculture;income generating activity;degree of commitment;agricultural resource base;risk of poverty;agriculture and service;water supply system;compensation for land;access to school;separate line item;source of income;source income;public health statistics;reservoir area;income restoration;social adjustment;dam site;monitoring program;resettlement sites;resettlement policy;



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China - Xiaolangdi Resettlement Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.