Development-induced displacement occurs within a project cycle.  Projects have both cycles and financing which may or may not include legal or policy actions toward those people who are “in the way”.  In the case of international financial intermediary financing, the project cycle includes a requirement to appraise and plan for involuntary resettlement.  Specifics of the cycle varies between lenders.  A good start on understanding the process is offered by The World Bank.

Project Cycle, 2013-INDR