RSK Tanzania has been working actively in resettlement and livelihood restoration planning in Tanzania and East Africa, predominantly for the renewables, infrastructure and extractive industries sectors. Our scope of services includes developing resettlement policy frameworks, including action plans and livelihood restoration frameworks, and reviewing corresponding action plan gap analyses. Our policy frameworks guide resettlement for projects, including applicable principles, expected displacement impacts, analyses of the requirements of applicable national legislation against the requirements of international standards and an outline of the approach to declaring the cut-off date and limiting the risk of speculation.

Our resettlement action plans involve conducting unmanned aerial vehicle flyovers, stakeholder engagement, census counts, socio-economic asset surveys and valuations, and negotiation of packages with project-affected communities. Office-based teams develop resettlement action plans following international best practice, including the requirements of IFC Performance Standard 5 on Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement (2012). We also provide strategic advice on the alignment and scheduling of ESIAs and other relevant project activities.

Minimising transitional impacts

Our livelihood restoration plans ensure that affected people have their livelihoods restored to the same or a better condition than before the intervention. Using baseline data and people’s aspirations, livelihood restoration components often combine a mix of interventions and support measures in financial management, improved agricultural practices, support to land transactions and vocational and entrepreneurship training. We have curated a portfolio of service providers that support different livelihood restoration initiatives. To ensure that affected people’s livelihoods do not deteriorate after their displacement, we monitor and evaluate their socio-economic conditions, especially for vulnerable people.

To aid practice, we train government partners on resettlement good practice and mentor related planning and implementation teams. Teams manage and analyse all the quantitative and qualitative data relevant to resettlement; this is integrated using a geographic information system (GIS) through RSK’s database solutions.

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RSK Tanzania is part of the RSK group of companies

The RSK group is a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business offering bespoke end-to-end solutions to a variety of sectors. Headquartered in the UK but with an established presence throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, RSK helps organisations around the world achieve their business aspirations in a sustainable and efficient manner.