[Truncated] For many years large development projects, such as reservoirs and resource developments have been constructed in the pursuit of progress or economic growth. The magnitude of the social and economic impact upon communities in the wake of these development projects is only just being realised. It has been estimated that during the last 50 years such developments have displaced between 40-80 million people. Such projects may assist developing countries to progress as a nation, but there are many costs. Resettlement is enormously disruptive and stressful for the communities involved. Poorly planned resettlements have a catastrophic social, cultural and economic impact on communities. Communities may become homeless, landless and jobless peasants, and face an increase in poor health and mortality.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2001|