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34 projects with confirmed or possible displacement between 2004 and 2013. That represents 4% of all the World Bank-financed projects in this database. Every project is tied to one or several sectors by the bank.

An estimated 14,724 people were displaced by 9 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)
Transport Corridors Project Dec. 19, 2013 Active $355M 256
Dem Rep Congo - Western Growth Poles Jun. 11, 2013 Active $110M 976
WARCIP APL 1C - Benin Jul. 12, 2012 Active $35M 6
Central African Backbone - APL4 - Gabon Mar. 28, 2012 Active $58M 13
WAPP: The First Phase of the Inter-Zonal Transmission Hub Project of the WAPP (APL3) Program Jun. 29, 2011 Active $41.9M 1,166
West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Project - APL-1B Jun. 21, 2011 Active $92M 27
BD Private Sector Development Mar. 1, 2011 Active $120M Unknown
Central African Backbone - APL2 Jan. 20, 2011 Closed $14.9M 40
Uganda: Energy for Rural Transformation APL-2 Apr. 6, 2009 Active $75M 12,239
Regional Communications Infrastructure Project Mar. 29, 2007 Active $164.5M 1
Possible displacement
Project name Approval date Status Cost
RCIP4 - Regional Communications Infrastructure Program - APL 4 Sep. 10, 2013 Active $22M
West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Project - APL 2 May. 30, 2013 Active $60M
Zambia Strengthening Climate Resilience (PPCR Phase II) May. 9, 2013 Active $36M *
Disaster Risk Management Project Dec. 13, 2012 Active $30M
Judicial Performance Improvement Nov. 15, 2012 Active $120M
KI: Telecommunications and ICT Development Project Jul. 26, 2012 Active $1M
Nicaragua Rural Telecom Additional Finance Jun. 14, 2012 Active $5M
Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Program May. 22, 2012 Active $25M
Pacific Regional Connectivity Program Aug. 30, 2011 Active $17.2M
Central African Backbone - APL3 - Republic of Congo May. 25, 2011 Active $15M
Nigeria - Growth & Employment Mar. 17, 2011 Active $160M
Public Sector Strengthening Program - APL1 Feb. 22, 2011 Active $30M
West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Program Jan. 20, 2011 Active $56.6M
Sustainable Land and Water Management Nov. 30, 2010 Active $8.2M *
Samoa Post Tsunami Reconstruction Nov. 2, 2010 Active $10M
India National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (1) Jun. 22, 2010 Active $255M
Henan Ecological Livestock Project May. 27, 2010 Active $80M
Central African Backbone - APL1A Sep. 24, 2009 Active $26.2M
RCIP3 - Regional Communications Infrastructure Program - Phase 3 Jun. 25, 2009 Active $151M
Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (Phase 2) - Rwanda Project Sep. 30, 2008 Active $24M
Information Technology Development Jul. 10, 2008 Active $80M
Insfrastructure Services Jun. 27, 2006 Closed $40M
Community-Based Land Management Project Jun. 22, 2006 Closed $7M *
Project to Support a Rural Economic Development Program Mar. 29, 2006 Closed $30M