Alternative land as a compensation option

Details

Measurement unit
Index (A; C)
Best value is
High

This indicator asks whether national laws provide alternative land to affected landholders as a compensation option (instead of or in addition to cash payments). This indicator is based on Section 16.3 of the VGGTs, which provides thar "States should ensure a fair valuation and prompt compensation in accordance with national law. Among other forms, the compensation may be, for example, in cash, rights to alternative areas, or a combination." Answering the question posed by the indicator entailed reviewing a broad range of legally binding laws, regulations, and court decisions at the national level.