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120 projects with confirmed or possible displacement between 2004 and 2013. That represents 12% of all the World Bank-financed projects in this database. Every project is tied to one or several sectors by the bank.

An estimated 159,105 people were displaced by 35 projects. The World Bank doesn’t have information on the effects produced by the rest.

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
Nepal-India Regional Trade And Transport Project Jun. 28, 2013 Active $99M 414
Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project Jun. 18, 2013 Active $155M 9,079
Dem Rep Congo - Western Growth Poles Jun. 11, 2013 Active $110M 976
Malawi: Shire River Basin Management Program (Phase-I) Project Jun. 14, 2012 Active $125M 26
Abidjan-Lagos Trade and Transport Facilitation Program - APL-2 May. 31, 2012 Active $90M 692
LB-Cultural Heritage Add. Financing Apr. 12, 2012 Active $27M 371
Regional Development Project Mar. 20, 2012 Active $60M 165
Sichuan Wudu Irrigated Agriculture Development Project Feb. 28, 2012 Active $100M 3,848
West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program APL (WAAPP-1C) Mar. 24, 2011 Active $83.8M 136
BD Private Sector Development Mar. 1, 2011 Active $120M Unknown
Central African Backbone - APL2 Jan. 20, 2011 Closed $14.9M 40
Abidjan-Lagos Trade and Transport Facilitation Project (ALTTFP) Mar. 23, 2010 Active $228M 2,252
Land Husbandry; Water Harvesting and Hillside Irrigation Dec. 22, 2009 Active $34M 423
Tourism Development Jun. 30, 2009 Active $35M 2,024
Dakar Diamniadio Toll Highway Jun. 2, 2009 Active $105M 39,594
CN-Guizhou Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and Development May. 5, 2009 Active $60M 1,337
Niger Agro-Pastoral Export and Market Development Project Mar. 26, 2009 Active $40M 3
Irrigation & Watershed Management Project - GEF Nov. 6, 2008 Closed $5.9M * 793
BR Ceara Inclusive Growth (SWAp II) Sep. 30, 2008 Closed $240M 114
Second Rural Sector Support Jun. 24, 2008 Closed $35M 3,088
Local Urban Infrastructure Development Project May. 29, 2008 Closed $30M 148
Urban Local Govt Development Project May. 29, 2008 Closed $150M 9,021
Pelotas - Rio Grande do Sul Integrated Municipal Development Program (APL) Jan. 15, 2008 Closed $18.9M 4
Port-City of Limon Integrated Infrastructure Project Jan. 8, 2008 Closed $72.5M 7
Irrigation and Drainage Project Jun. 21, 2007 Active $100M 10,409
Regional Communications Infrastructure Project Mar. 29, 2007 Active $164.5M 1
Jordan - Cultural Heritage; Tourism & Urban Development Jan. 30, 2007 Closed $56M 231
Tanzania Agricultural Sector Development Project Jun. 15, 2006 Active $90M 26
Bahia Poor Urban Areas Integrated Development Dec. 6, 2005 Closed $49.3M 5,768
Transfrontier Conservation Areas and Tourism Development Project Dec. 1, 2005 Closed $10M * 691
Africa Stockpiles Programme - Project 1 (Mali; Morocco and Tanzania) Sep. 8, 2005 Closed $13.4M * 170
Africa Stockpiles Programme - Project 1 Sep. 8, 2005 Closed $21.7M * 8
Integrated Growth Poles Jul. 12, 2005 Closed $129.8M 8,911
India: Emergency Tsunami Reconstruction Project May. 3, 2005 Closed $465M 360
Support for Economic Expansion and Diversification (SEED) Jul. 29, 2004 Closed $28.2M Unknown
Urban Upgrading Project Apr. 29, 2004 Closed $222.5M 57,047
Possible displacement
Project name Approval date Status Cost
Senegal Sustainable and Inclusive Agribusiness Project Dec. 19, 2013 Active $80M
Peru Strengthening Sustainable Management of the Guano Islands; Isles and Capes National Reserve System Project Dec. 6, 2013 Active $8.9M *
Cusco Regional Development Nov. 22, 2013 Active $35M
SN:Casamance Development Pole Project Sep. 25, 2013 Active $40M
Agriculture Sector Support Project Aug. 8, 2013 Active $50M
Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP) May. 9, 2013 Active $100M
Sustainable Coffee Landscape Project Apr. 30, 2013 Active $4.2M *
Mozambique - Integrated Growth Poles Project Apr. 25, 2013 Active $100M
JO-Badia Ecosystem and Livelihoods Nov. 27, 2012 Active $3.3M *
China HCFC Phase-Out Project (Stage I) Nov. 22, 2012 Active $73M *
Rural Alliances Project II Oct. 23, 2012 Active $50M
Niger - Competitiveness & Growth Support Jun. 26, 2012 Active $50M
West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program 2A May. 22, 2012 Active $120M
Rio Grande do Sul SWAp May. 1, 2012 Active $480M
Dioxins Reduction from the Pulp and Paper Industry Mar. 29, 2012 Active $15M *
Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project Mar. 27, 2012 Active $109M
Additional Financing to the Malawi Agricultural Development Program Support Project Mar. 22, 2012 Active $30M
Ghana Commercial Agriculture Mar. 22, 2012 Active $100M
Pernambuco Rural Economic Inclusion Mar. 6, 2012 Active $100M
Third Rural Sector Support Project Mar. 1, 2012 Active $80M
Zambia: Livestock Development and Animal Health Project Feb. 28, 2012 Active $50M
PH - Regional Infrastructure for Growth Dec. 1, 2011 Active $50M
Lesotho Smallholder Agriculture Development Project Nov. 10, 2011 Active $10M
Burkina Faso - Bagre Growth Pole Project Jun. 21, 2011 Active $115M
Port au Prince Neighborhood Housing Reconstruction May. 4, 2011 Active $65M *
Nyika Transfrontier Conservation Area Project Apr. 21, 2011 Active $4.8M *
Irrigation Development and Support Project Apr. 7, 2011 Active $115M
Togo - Private Sector Development Support Project Mar. 29, 2011 Active $13M
Agricultural Productivity and Diversification Mar. 22, 2011 Active $31M
MZ PROIRRI Sustainable Irrigation Development Mar. 17, 2011 Active $70M
Nigeria - Growth & Employment Mar. 17, 2011 Active $160M
GT Enhancing MSME Productivity Project Mar. 3, 2011 Active $32M
Rwanda Land; husbandry water harvesting and hillside irrigation Feb. 22, 2011 Active $50M *
CO-National Macroproyectos Social Interest Program Project Jan. 11, 2011 Closed $40M
Strengthening Integrated Biodiversity Management Dec. 14, 2010 Closed $1M *
Santa Catarina Rural Competitiveness Sep. 2, 2010 Active $90M
Cameroon - Competitive Value Chains Jun. 22, 2010 Active $30M
Sustainable Development in Poor Rural Areas Jun. 10, 2010 Active $100M
Sao Paulo Sustainable Rural Development and Access to Markets May. 25, 2010 Active $78M
Second Port Cities Development Project May. 25, 2010 Active $35M
Jilin Agricultural Product Safety and Quality May. 13, 2010 Active $100M
Central African Backbone - APL1A Sep. 24, 2009 Active $26.2M
Second Community Development and Livelihood Improvement Project Sep. 10, 2009 Closed $75M
CM-Agricultural Competitiveness Project Jun. 18, 2009 Active $60M
Project for Agriculture Commercialization and Trade (PACT) Jun. 4, 2009 Active $20M
Second Northern Uganda Social Action Fund Project (NUSAF2) May. 28, 2009 Active $100M
Clean Air and Sustainable Environment Project May. 12, 2009 Active $62.2M
Ceara Regional Economic Development: Cidades do Ceara Feb. 24, 2009 Active $46M
Competitiveness and Private Sector Development Feb. 12, 2009 Active $25M
Regional and Municipal Infrastructure Development Project Oct. 2, 2008 Closed $40M
IN Orissa Community Tank Management Project Sep. 30, 2008 Active $112M
AR PROSAP2 - Second Provincial Agricultural Development Sep. 25, 2008 Active $300M
VN - Agriculture Competitiveness Project Sep. 23, 2008 Closed $59.8M
Third National Fadama Development Project (Fadama III) Jul. 1, 2008 Active $250M
Alabnia/Montenegro Lake Skhoder Integrated Ecosystem Manage May. 27, 2008 Closed $4.6M *
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
Lake Titicaca Local Sustainable Development Dec. 20, 2007 Closed $20M
Integrated Ecosystem Management in the Jordan Rift Valley GEF Jun. 12, 2007 Closed $6.2M *
Second Transport Sector Project May. 24, 2007 Active $90M
Rural and Private Sector Development May. 22, 2007 Active $30M
ProMaputo; Maputo Municipal Development Program Jan. 25, 2007 Closed $30M
BR APL 1 Para Integrated Rural Dev Dec. 12, 2006 Closed $60M
Support for Strategic Local Development and Investment Project Jun. 29, 2006 Active $100M
Agricultural Diversification and Market Development Project Jun. 20, 2006 Active $66M
AR APL2 Urban Flood Prevention and Drainage Jun. 6, 2006 Closed $70M
Agricultural Services & Producer Organizations Project 2 Jun. 5, 2006 Closed $20M
Millennium Science Initiative May. 25, 2006 Closed $30M
Agricultural Development Support Program May. 16, 2006 Closed $37.2M
Haiti Transport and Territorial Development Project Apr. 11, 2006 Closed $16M
Project to Support a Rural Economic Development Program Mar. 29, 2006 Closed $30M
Local Infrastructure Development Project Mar. 14, 2006 Closed $25M
Agricultural Markets and Agribusiness Development Project Feb. 28, 2006 Closed $35M
Agricultural Competitiveness and Diversification Project Jul. 5, 2005 Active $46.4M
Rural Environment Project Jun. 9, 2005 Closed $8M
Urban Sector Development Reform Project Jun. 7, 2005 Closed $45M
MR: Integrated Development Program for Irrigated Agric. Apl #2 Mar. 17, 2005 Closed $39M
Assam Agricultural Competitiveness Project Dec. 14, 2004 Closed $154M
National Rural Infrastructure Project Aug. 26, 2004 Closed $30.3M
BI-Agriculture Rehabilitation & Sustainable Land Management Jul. 27, 2004 Closed $35M
Diversified Farm Income and Market Development Project Jun. 22, 2004 Closed $60M
OECS Protected Areas and Associated Livelihoods Project May. 20, 2004 Closed $3.7M *
Community-Based Rural Development Apr. 20, 2004 Closed $45M