Arne Hoel, World Bank

CAO Advisory

CAO Advisory Comments on IFC Draft Good Practice Handbook on Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement



In response to IFC’s request for external peer review, CAO provided comments on IFC’s Draft Good Practice Handbook on Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement. CAO Advisory, in collaboration with CAO specialists and an expert consultant, drew advice from the 22 percent of complaints that have raised land and resettlement issues over the past 20 years. CAO identified four challenge areas: the scope of application for Performance Standard 5; compensation at full replacement cost; disclosure, consultation, and informed participation; and interplay with the public sector, and then provided suggestions for the Draft Handbook. CAO also prepared a reference table that summarizes the applicable sections of the Performance Standards and their Guidance Notes, relevant CAO cases, and stakeholder views on the identified challenges.

CAO Resettlement Handbook Comments

Reference Table - CAO Resettlement Handbook Comments