Fair Valuation and Prompt Compensation Indicators | Land Portal

This group of indicators assesses whether national laws comply with Section 16.3 of the VGGTs. Section 16.3 of the VGGTs provides that “States should ensure a fair valuation and prompt compensation in accordance with national law. Among other forms, the compensation may be, for example, in cash, rights to alternative areas, or a combination.

  • If the national laws assessed fully adopt the VGGT principle, then a score of "A" is given.

  • If the national laws assessed partially adopt the VGGT principle, then a score of "B" is given.

  • If the national laws assessed do not adopt the VGGT principle, then a score of "C" is given.

Fair Valuation and Prompt Compensation Indicators

This indicator asks whether national laws provides alternative approaches to the fair market value approach in cases where land markets are weak or non-existent.

Measurement unit: 
Index (A; C)

This indicator asks whether national laws require assessors of compensation to account for the economic activites (e.g. lost profits) associated with the expropriated land.

Measurement unit: 
Index (A; C)

This indicator asks whether national laws require assessors of compensation to account for the improvements made on the expropriated land.

Measurement unit: 
Index (A; C)

This indicator asks whether national laws require assessors of compensation to account for intangible land values (e.g.

Measurement unit: 
Index (A; C)

This indicator asks whether national laws provide affected populations with a right to negotiate compensation levels.

Measurement unit: 
Index (A; C)

This indicator asks whether national laws provide alternative land to affected landholders as a compensation option (instead of or in addition to cash payments).

Measurement unit: 
Index (A; C)

This indicator asks whether national laws require governments to follow a gender-sensitve approach to providing compensation, accounting for the varying ways in which women and men depend on and us

Measurement unit: 
Index (A; C)

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)

This indicator asks whether national laws provide affected landholders with the right to appeal or challenge compensation decisions in court.

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

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