The guide Land Acquisition and Resettlement: Lessons Learned, developed by Intersocial, provides recommendations for managing the resettlement of local communities who have been displaced or whose livelihoods have been impacted due to the presence of mining. This includes ensuring adequate compensation and development opportunities.
The aim of this document is to support companies in achieving positive outcomes. It recognises that there are no one-size-fits-all solutions for successful resettlement activities, but there are many useful lessons to learn from past experience.
The document is structured around 10 modules that cover planning, stakeholder engagement, compensation, livelihood restoration and monitoring impacts among other topics.
The modules are based on material originally generated through research for a benchmarking report by Intersocial supported by ICMM members Gold Fields, Rio Tinto and Glencore.