UNDP Releases Draft Guidance on Displacement
Similar to the guidance released by USAID (and reported in the weekly update last week), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) released guidance late last week on best practices for assessing and implementing involuntary displacement and resettlement projects.
The guidance, now out in draft form for comment, focuses more on assessing the need for involuntary displacement than the USAID guidance, and lays out specific requirements for assessments.
The guidance also provides tables summarizing expectations for both physical and economic displacement for each level of tenure. IHC is pleased to see that lack of tenure and informality do not significantly block residents from benefiting from the guidance. Similar to the USAID guidance, consultation and meaningful engagement are prioritized throughout the document, though IHC w
ould have liked to see the means of engagement spelled out more fully.
UNDP is seeking comment on the draft until June 30, 2016. You can view the draft here and send comments directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.