Learning from the Urban Experience of Development-Induced Displacement: Toward More-Inclusive Displacement Policy in Vanuatu and the South Pacific

Jennifer Day

Internal Displacement Monitoring Center | Published : 2018


This paper documents some of the impacts of development-induced displacement inside the capital city of Vanuatu, South Pacific against the backdrop of a brand-new policy on displacement: Vanuatu’s National Policy on Climate Change and Disaster-Induced Displacement. Vanuatu’s new policy is an achievement. It is the first national policy on internal displacement for Vanuatu and the first such policy to be developed for any country in the Pacific. It has the potential to inform a regional framework for humane mobility in the context of Disaster Risk Reduction, climate change and urbanisation in the least-developed island nations, and to serve as a model for similar national policies elsewhere i..

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