SMEC’s role was to independently assess the potential benefits and/or adverse impacts on the population from resettlement activities in the western and eastern regions of Samar Island.
SMEC’s scope of work included:
- The provision of an External Monitoring Plan detailing the approach, data requirements, scheduling, and methodologies to be used when monitoring resettlement activities
- Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) compliance monitoring reports
- Identification of people displaced during the SNRDP civil works
- Evaluation of the performance of institutions (including the Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways, local government units and non-government organisations)
- Assessment of the efficiency, impact and sustainability of resettlements
The Secondary National Roads Development Project (SNRDP) comprises the rehabilitation of over 220 km of roads connecting Eastern and Western Samar, located in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. SMEC was engaged as the External Monitoring Agent to assess impacts from the involuntary resettlement activities associated with the rehabilitation of the two segments of Samar Island road.
- Technical Area:
- Education, Governance and Government Advisory
- Millennium Challenge Account – Philippines