Azerbaijan Government Officials Study Visit

Involuntary Land Acquisition and Resettlement

Between 10 and 14 November Swedesurvey hosted a delegation from Azerbaijan with seven representatives from different state authorities. The objective of the visit was to study and exchange experience on processes for involuntary land acquisition and resettlements, including fair compensation models.

These issues are very critical in Azerbaijan as in many other countries where there is a rapid development and increased pressure on land. The visit was financed by the Asian Development Bank and much appreciated by the delegation members. It gave them ideas for a shared vision and provided important aspects to consider for defining a way forward.