We are excited to share an insightful article by Digby Wells Environmental Social Scientists Phumzile Mbatha, Jan Anton Hough (MA Sociology), and Deogratius Mushi titled “Managing Cash Compensation to Avoid Negative Consequences on Resettlement Planning.”

This piece delves into the importance of effective stakeholder engagement during resettlement initiatives to inform affected households about the program and manage their expectations regarding financial compensation. Unrealized expectations can significantly undermine the success of resettlement efforts.

With over 30 years of experience, Digby Wells Environmental specializes in developing Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) for a wide range of projects, from linear infrastructure to open-pit mines across Sub-Saharan Africa. The company has a proven track record of successfully executing resettlement projects for over 1,900 households and preparing RAPs for 236 communities within a single project.

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