Payment prior to the taking of possession or within a specified timeframe thereafter | Land Portal

This indicator asks whether national laws require governments to pay compensation to affected landholders before taking possession of their land or within a specified timeframe therefater. This indicator is based on Section 16.3 of the VGGTs, which provides that "States should ensure a fair valuation and prompt compensation in accordance with national law." Answering the question posed by the indicator entailed reviewing a broad range of legally binding laws, regulations, and court decisions at the national level.

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This indicator asks whether national laws require governments to pay compensation to affected landholders before taking possession of their land or within a specified timeframe therefater.

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

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