9:00 am EST - 5:00 pm EST

Past Event

Development Induced Displacement

Thursday, December 05, 2002

9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

The Brookings Institution

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

A Conference on Development-Induced Displacement was convened by the Brookings-SAIS Project on Internal Displacement in Washington DC to examine the nature and scope of development-induced displacement; the international guidelines that apply, in particular the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, and policy guidelines of the World Bank, OECD and other agencies; and institutional frameworks for addressing the problem, including the most effective role for the Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Internally Displaced Persons and other UN bodies concerned with internal displacement.

Participants included representatives from international financial and development institutions, research centers and universities, and non-governmental organizations. The background paper for the meeting was written by W. Courtland Robinson.

Read the Meeting Report »

Risks and Rights: The Causes, Consequences and Challenges of Development Induced Displacement, by W. Courtland Robinson