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deWet - Chapter 07

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The track record shows only too clearly that, in the great majority of cases, things turn out badly for people subjected to forced resettlement (in the sense that they have to move whether they wish to or not) as a result of development projects or political programmes – and often also for others who may not actually have to move, such as host populations and other parties affected by the development project. It is not necessarily true that resettlement will always turn out badly for the affected people, and there have been a number of encouraging cases. But, if we are to do something constructive about it, we have to start with the reality that, on the whole, forced resettlement has not been successful, in the sense that resettled people are both economically better off and socially stable in their new settlements in a manner that has shown itself to be sustainable over time. Why are such positive cases so few and far between, notwithstanding ongoing efforts to develop and improve resettlement guidelines and policy? That needs to be our starting point in trying to reverse the situation. Introductory Remarks The track record shows only too clearly that, in the great majority of cases, things turn out badly for people subjected to forced resettlement (in the sense that they have to move whether they wish to or not) as a result of
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