Evicted and Abandoned

Health and other social services

192 projects with confirmed or possible displacement between 2004 and 2013. That represents 20% of all the World Bank-financed projects in this database. Every project is tied to one or several sectors by the bank.

An estimated 464,011 people were displaced by 73 projects. The World Bank doesn’t have information on the effects produced by the rest.

Correction May 26, 2015: A previous version of this database included 193 projects for this sector listed as involving “possible displacement” that have been removed because the end-of-project documentation indicates that physical or economic displacement did not ultimately happen.

Top 3 projects per estimated # people physically or economically displaced

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* = This project was administered by the World Bank but paid through another financier.

Confirmed displacement
Project name Approval date Status Cost Displaced people (estimated)
Anhui Yellow Mountain New Countryside Demonstration Project Dec. 27, 2013 Active $100M 928
Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project Aug. 6, 2013 Active $339.9M 3,121
Coastal Embankment Improvement Project - Phase I (CEIP-I) Jun. 26, 2013 Active $375M 6,325
DRC Urban Development Project FY13 May. 9, 2013 Active $100M 230
MDTF FATA Emergency Rural Roads Project Nov. 19, 2012 Active $16M * 3,829
First Part of the Second Phase of the Niger Basin Water Resources Development and Sustainable Ecosystems Management Program - APL 2A Oct. 2, 2012 Active $203M 7,912
Chongqing Urban Rural Integration Project II-Health Jun. 14, 2012 Active $100M 744
LB-Cultural Heritage Add. Financing Apr. 12, 2012 Active $27M 371
CM - Lom Pangar Hydropower Proj. (FY12) Mar. 27, 2012 Active $132M 4,129
Cameroon - Kribi Gas Power Project Nov. 10, 2011 Active $82M 680
Water Resources Development Sep. 15, 2011 Active $70M 935
MDTF KP Emergency Roads Recovery Project Jul. 7, 2011 Active $8M * 5,398
Vishnugad Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project Jun. 30, 2011 Active $648M 5,159
China: Shandong Confucius and Mencius Culture Heritage Protection and Development Project May. 24, 2011 Active $50M 4,087
Community-led Infrastructure Development for the Urban Poor in Ulaanbaatar Phase 2 May. 3, 2011 Active $2.8M * 31
VN-Trung Son Hydropower Project Apr. 26, 2011 Active $330M 10,591
Bangladesh Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project Feb. 24, 2011 Closed $1.2B 73,329
Hurricane Tomas Emergency Recovery Loan Jan. 13, 2011 Closed $5M 4
Chongqing Urban-Rural Integration Project Jun. 3, 2010 Active $84M 2,912
Central North Region Health Support Project Apr. 6, 2010 Active $65M 366
Abidjan-Lagos Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (ALTTFP) Mar. 23, 2010 Active $228M 2,252
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Municipal Development Project Dec. 10, 2009 Active $300M 75
Santos Municipality Nov. 24, 2009 Active $44M Unknown
Public Works and Urban Management Project Jun. 9, 2009 Active $45M 6,303
Xining Flood and Watershed Management Jun. 2, 2009 Active $100M 3,840
Dakar Diamniadio Toll Highway Jun. 2, 2009 Active $105M 39,594
Water Sector Improvement APL Phase II: Metolong Dam and Water Supply May. 26, 2009 Active $25M 1,438
CN-Guizhou Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development May. 5, 2009 Active $60M 1,337
Yunnan Urban Environment Project May. 5, 2009 Active $90M 8,881
Wenchuan Earthquake Recovery Feb. 12, 2009 Active $710M 705
BR Ceara Inclusive Growth (SWAp II) Sep. 30, 2008 Closed $240M 114
Xi'an Sustainable Urban Transport Project Jun. 24, 2008 Active $150M 2,100
West Africa Regional Transport and Transit Facilitation Project Jun. 19, 2008 Active $190M 9
Gansu Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development Project Mar. 20, 2008 Active $38.4M 665
Port-City of Limon Integrated Infrastructure Project Jan. 8, 2008 Closed $72.5M 7
Recife Urban Development and Social Inclusion (CAPIBARIBE MELHOR) Dec. 20, 2007 Closed $32.8M 364
Hanoi Urban Transport Development Project Jul. 3, 2007 Active $155.2M 7,329
Western Provinces Rural Water Supply; Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Project Jun. 26, 2007 Closed $25M 2,422
Himachal Pradesh State Roads Project Jun. 5, 2007 Active $220M 16,896
CM-Urban and Water Development Support Project May. 29, 2007 Active $80M 536
DRC Emergency Urban and Social Rehabilitation Project Mar. 29, 2007 Closed $180M 245
BR Municipal APL1: Uberaba Mar. 21, 2007 Closed $17.3M 18
Jordan - Cultural Heritage; Tourism & Urban Development Jan. 30, 2007 Closed $56M 231
Punjab State Road Sector Project Dec. 5, 2006 Active $250M 3,977
Bolivia Urban Infrastructure Project Nov. 21, 2006 Active $30M 148
Sichuan Urban Development Project Sep. 7, 2006 Closed $180M 15,005
Second Village Investment Project Aug. 3, 2006 Closed $15M 1
Local Authorities Development Program Jul. 18, 2006 Closed $80M 325
Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project Jul. 6, 2006 Closed $200M 16,857
Senegal River Basin Multi-purpose Water Resources Development Project Jun. 8, 2006 Closed $110M 36
JM Inner City Basic Services for the Poor Project Mar. 29, 2006 Closed $29.3M 4
Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project - APL2 Mar. 3, 2006 Closed $80M 4,651
DRC Emergency Multi Sectoral Rehab & Recovery ERL Supplemental (FY06) Dec. 8, 2005 Closed $125M 3,675
Bahia Poor Urban Areas Integrated Development Dec. 6, 2005 Closed $49.3M 5,768
Urban Infrastructure and City Management Project Nov. 10, 2005 Closed $20M 42
Natural Disaster Risk Management Project Sep. 15, 2005 Closed $86M 11,643
Second Decentralized City Management Sep. 12, 2005 Closed $35M 243
Second National Urban Water Sector Reform Project Jul. 1, 2005 Active $200M 16
Integrated Coastal Zone Management & Clean-Up Project (APL #1) Jun. 21, 2005 Active $17.5M 103
SL Bumbuna Hydroelectric Environmental and Social Management project Jun. 16, 2005 Closed $12.5M 8,862
Road Safety Project Jun. 7, 2005 Closed $31.7M 52
India: Emergency Tsunami Reconstruction Project May. 3, 2005 Closed $465M 360
Nam Theun 2 Social and Environment Project Mar. 31, 2005 Active $20M 8,959
Lucknow-Muzaffarpur National Highway Project Dec. 21, 2004 Closed $620M 75,434
Hunan Urban Development Project Sep. 16, 2004 Closed $172M 11,214
Vilcanota Valley Rehabilitation and Management Project Sep. 14, 2004 Closed $5M 279
DJ- Flood Emergency Rehabilitation Sep. 2, 2004 Closed $6.5M 660
Integrated Municipal Project - Betim Municipality Jul. 1, 2004 Closed $24M 820
Power and Water Project Jul. 1, 2004 Closed $35M 2,718
Northern Corridor Transport Improvement Project Jun. 17, 2004 Active $207M 1,155
Water Resources Assistance Project Mar. 30, 2004 Closed $157.8M 53,600
CM-Community Development Program Support Project Mar. 18, 2004 Closed $20M 2
The Greater Addo Elephant National Park Project Feb. 24, 2004 Closed $5.5M * 709
Zhejiang Urban Environment Project Jan. 29, 2004 Closed $133M 10,251
Possible displacement
Project name Approval date Status Cost
VN - Central Highlands Poverty Reduction Project (CHPov) Dec. 27, 2013 Active $150M
Strengthening Safety Nets Systems - MASAF IV Dec. 18, 2013 Active $32.8M
Pastoral Community Development Project III Dec. 12, 2013 Active $110M
Senegal River Basin Multi-Purpose Water Resources Development Project 2 Dec. 5, 2013 Active $212.5M
Enhancing the Climate Resilience of Coastal Resources and Communities Oct. 15, 2013 Active $14.6M *
SN:Casamance Development Pole Project Sep. 25, 2013 Active $40M
Rio Grande do Norte: Regional Development and Governance Jun. 25, 2013 Active $360M
Benin Cities Support Project Jun. 21, 2013 Active $60M
China: Guangdong Social Security Integration and Rural Worker Training Jun. 20, 2013 Active $80M
LA-Scaling-Up Participatory Sustainable Forest Management May. 31, 2013 Active $19M
Niger Community Action Program Phase 3 May. 24, 2013 Active $40M
BF-Youth Employment & Skills Development May. 23, 2013 Active $50M
Sustainable Coffee Landscape Project Apr. 30, 2013 Active $4.2M *
Emergency Demobilization and Transitional Reintegration Project AF Apr. 18, 2013 Closed $4.3M *
MZ-Social Protection project Mar. 28, 2013 Active $50M
Nigeria Youth Employment & Social Support Operation Mar. 26, 2013 Active $300M
Cameroon Social Safety Nets Mar. 21, 2013 Active $50M
Tunisia: Ecotourism and Conservation of Desert Biodiversity Jan. 22, 2013 Active $4.3M *
Third Phase Community Based Rural Development Project Dec. 20, 2012 Active $70M
HN Safer Municipalities Dec. 13, 2012 Active $15M
Water Resources and Irrigation Project Nov. 29, 2012 Active $40M
SWAp for Parana Multi-sector Development Project Nov. 6, 2012 Active $350M
India - Bihar Panchayat Strengthening Project Sep. 27, 2012 Active $84M
Community-based Livelihood Support for the Urban Poor Sep. 25, 2012 Active $3M *
Ethiopia Promoting Basic Services Program Phase III Project Sep. 25, 2012 Active $600M
Productive Social Safety Net Project Jun. 19, 2012 Active $25M
Decentralized Community Driven Services Project May. 3, 2012 Active $46M
Cameroon:Ngoyla Mintom Project Apr. 5, 2012 Active $3.5M *
Tanzania Productive Social Safety Net Mar. 29, 2012 Active $220M
Ghana - PPP Project Mar. 27, 2012 Active $30M
Tarbela Fourth Extension Hydropower Project Mar. 20, 2012 Active $840M
State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project Mar. 6, 2012 Active $200M
Decentralized Service Delivery Program II Dec. 20, 2011 Active $26M
Disaster Risk Management and Reconstruction Dec. 1, 2011 Active $60M
BO PICAR Community Investment in Rural Areas Jul. 21, 2011 Active $40M
LA-Poverty Reduction Fund II Jun. 9, 2011 Active $25M
Niger Safety Net Project May. 19, 2011 Active $70M
Port au Prince Neighborhood Housing Reconstruction May. 4, 2011 Active $65M *
Nyika Transfrontier Conservation Area Project Apr. 21, 2011 Active $4.8M *
Local Development Program Support Project II Mar. 18, 2011 Active $25M
Saint Lucia Hurricane Tomas Emergency Recovery Loan Mar. 10, 2011 Closed $15M
ID-TF Additional Financing of Pnpm Rural III for Generasi (Comm.cct) Scaling-up Program Aug. 16, 2010 Closed $38.3M *
Youth Employment Support Jun. 30, 2010 Active $20M
Comoros - Emergency Crises Response Project Jun. 1, 2010 Active $5.3M
ARMM Social Fund Project May. 25, 2010 Closed $30M
Ghana---Social Opportunities Project May. 20, 2010 Active $88.6M
Nepal: Second HNP and HIV/AIDS Project Apr. 20, 2010 Active $129.2M
AR Road Safety Apr. 6, 2010 Active $30M
Third National Program for Community Empowerment in Urban Areas III Mar. 30, 2010 Closed $150M
Emergency Social Action Project - Additional Financing Mar. 30, 2010 Closed $35M
AO-Local Development Project Mar. 18, 2010 Active $81.7M
Expanding Opportunities for Vunerable Groups Nov. 19, 2009 Closed $114.5M
Rural Community-Driven Development Project Sep. 24, 2009 Active $5M
Central African Backbone - APL1A Sep. 24, 2009 Active $26.2M
Vietnam Livestock Competitiveness and Food Safety Sep. 22, 2009 Active $65.3M
Second Community Development and Livelihood Improvement Project Sep. 10, 2009 Closed $75M
RCIP3 - Regional Communications Infrastructure Program - Phase 3 Jun. 25, 2009 Active $151M
Additional Financing for Tanzania Second Social Action Fund (TASAF II) Jun. 9, 2009 Closed $30M
Second Northern Uganda Social Action Fund Project (NUSAF2) May. 28, 2009 Active $100M
Ethiopia Protection of Basic Services Program Phase II Project May. 14, 2009 Closed $540M
CF-Support to Vulnerable Groups Community Development Project Mar. 31, 2009 Active $8M
Emergency 2007 Cyclone Recovery and Restoration Project Nov. 6, 2008 Active $109M
Community Action Program (PAC2) Aug. 29, 2008 Closed $30M
BR Municipal APL: Sao Luis Enhancing Municipal Governance and Quality of Life Project Jul. 17, 2008 Active $35.6M
Community and Social Development Project Jul. 1, 2008 Active $200M
Third National Fadama Development Project (Fadama III) Jul. 1, 2008 Active $250M
TG-Community Dev. Project ERL (FY08) Jun. 26, 2008 Closed $17.2M
Rural Health Project Jun. 24, 2008 Closed $50M
Malawi Third Social Action Fund (MASAF 3) APL II (LDF Mechanism) Jun. 20, 2008 Closed $50M
Cambodia Second Health Sector Support Program Jun. 19, 2008 Active $30M
National Program for Community Empowerment in Urban Areas (PNPM UPP) May. 20, 2008 Closed $177.7M
Minas Gerais Partnership II SWAP May. 1, 2008 Closed $976M
BR Municipal APL: Teresina Enhancing Municipal Governance and Quality of Life Project Mar. 27, 2008 Active $31.1M
Jamaica Hurricane Dean ERL Dec. 20, 2007 Closed $10M
PNG-Smallholder Agriculture Development Dec. 18, 2007 Closed $27.5M
Local Government Management and Services Delivery Project Dec. 18, 2007 Closed $55M
GN-Village Comm Supp Program - Phase 2 Aug. 14, 2007 Closed $17M
Caatinga Conservation and Management - Mata Branca - (GEF) Jun. 26, 2007 Closed $10M *
Integrated Ecosystem Management in the Jordan Rift Valley GEF Jun. 12, 2007 Closed $6.2M *
Second National Water Development Project May. 24, 2007 Active $50M
Second Transport Sector Project May. 24, 2007 Active $90M
Western Kenya CDD and Flood Mitigation Project Mar. 27, 2007 Active $86M
Second Phase Community Based Rural Development Project; Mar. 27, 2007 Closed $74M
Mindanao Rural Development Project - Phase 2 Mar. 22, 2007 Closed $83.8M
Urban Development Project Mar. 6, 2007 Active $15M
ProMaputo; Maputo Municipal Development Program Jan. 25, 2007 Closed $30M
National Initiative for Human Development Support Project (INDH) Dec. 12, 2006 Closed $100M
Community-Driven Development Project Aug. 31, 2006 Closed $12M
Road Maintenance Aug. 24, 2006 Active $74M
Forests and Adjacent Lands Management Project Jun. 29, 2006 Closed $6M *
Coastal Marine and Biodiversity Management Jun. 22, 2006 Closed $5M *
Accelerated Electricity Access (Rural) Expansion Jun. 22, 2006 Closed $133.4M
Corazon Transboundary Biosphere Reserve Project Jun. 13, 2006 Closed $12M *
AR APL2 Urban Flood Prevention and Drainage Jun. 6, 2006 Closed $70M
Health and Nutrition Support Project Jun. 1, 2006 Closed $10M
SN-Participatory Local Development Program Apr. 27, 2006 Closed $50M
Haiti Transport and Territorial Development Project Apr. 11, 2006 Closed $16M
Local Infrastructure Development Project Mar. 14, 2006 Closed $25M
National Urban Solid Waste Management Project Feb. 28, 2006 Active $40M
Urban Sector Development Reform Project Jun. 7, 2005 Closed $45M
Third Urban Poverty Project May. 17, 2005 Closed $138.7M
Education Sector Support Project 1 May. 3, 2005 Closed $32.2M
Africa Emergency Locust Project Dec. 16, 2004 Closed $59.5M
Health Sector Reform Project Dec. 14, 2004 Closed $15M
Coastal and Biodiversity Management Project Nov. 9, 2004 Closed $3M
BN-National Community Driven Development Project Oct. 7, 2004 Closed $50M
Local Development Program Support Project Sep. 16, 2004 Closed $23M
Casamance Emergency Reconstruction Support Project - CERSP Sep. 9, 2004 Closed $20M
Gourma Biodiversity Conservation Project Sep. 2, 2004 Closed $5.5M *
National Rural Infrastructure Project Aug. 26, 2004 Closed $30.3M
Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project Jul. 27, 2004 Closed $26M
Iran Urban Upgrading and Housing Reform Project May. 25, 2004 Closed $80M
OECS Protected Areas and Associated Livelihoods Project May. 20, 2004 Closed $3.7M *
Social Sector Support Project May. 18, 2004 Closed $6.5M
Ethiopia Water Supply and Sanitation Project May. 11, 2004 Closed $100M
Community-Based Rural Development Apr. 20, 2004 Closed $45M
Service Support Credit Mar. 11, 2004 Closed $13.3M
Transport Corridors Improvement Project Mar. 11, 2004 Closed $48.7M
Projects with complaints
Project name Approval date Status Cost Displaced people (estimated)
Ethiopia Promoting Basic Services Program Phase III Project Sep. 25, 2012 Active $600M Unknown
Ethiopia Protection of Basic Services Program Phase II Project May. 14, 2009 Closed $540M Unknown
Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project Jul. 6, 2006 Closed $200M 16,857