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Case Studies on Local Benefit Sharing in Hydropower Projects (English)

Local benefit sharing is an important aspect of hydropower projects’ support for the development aspirations of project-affected people and communities - beyond direct impact mitigation. This publication features in-depth case studies on how local benefit sharing approaches are put into practice. The case studies provide an inside look at the opportunities and challenges for hydro project developers as they strive to incorporate benefit sharing into their operations. The experiences of projects detailed in this report serve to underscore the complexities associated with identifying an optimal path - and the importance of attending to the unique circumstances of the individual project and affected communities. The case studies draw from different regions around the world, with an eye toward demonstrating the ways in which national and regional norms influence the approach.


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    Case Studies on Local Benefit Sharing in Hydropower Projects

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Case Studies on Local Benefit Sharing in Hydropower Projects (English). Capturing Hydropower's Promise Report Series Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.