Concept and Method: Using the IRR Model in Africa in Resettlement and Poverty Research
This study examines the impoverishment processes in forced displacements, common in both types of displacements mentioned above. Risk analysis is the methodological and content perspective through which this study is carried out. The purpose is to examine the extent to which potential poverty risks materialize into actual impacts of impoverishment during displacement and resettlement, and how such risks can be avoided. Chapters IV and V discuss sectoral specificities: first the specific features and growing extent of displacements caused by Africa’s expanding mining industries, both in themselves and in comparison with the global mining sector.
Cernea, M 2005, Concept and Method: Using the IRR Model in Africa in Resettlement and Poverty Research, in Ohta, Itaru and Yntiso Gebre (eds.) Displacement Risks in Africa. Refugees, Resettlers, and their Host Populations, Kyoto UP and Transpacific Press: Kyoto and Melbourne, pp.195-258.