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Resettlement News (37-38) January-December 2018

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Thayer Scudder’s New Book


I am delighted to announce that INDR Co-Founder, Thayer Scudder’s new book, Aswan High Dam Resettlement of Egyptian Nubians (SpringerBriefs on Case Studies of Sustainable Development) was just published, including availability in a Kindle edition.  His book highlights the long-term resettlement process of the Egyptian Nubian people. Assessing the resettlement of 48,000 Egyptian Nubians in connection with the High Dam is especially important. This resettlement process is one of the rare cases in which research begun before the dam was built has continued for over fifty years. The resettlement of the Egyptian Nubian people is one of the few cases in which the living standards of the large majority improved because of the initial political will of the government, combined with Nubian initiatives. And, given the complexity of the resettlement process, weaknesses in government planning, implementation, and in the weakening of government political will,  provide valuable lessons for future dam-induced resettlement efforts.  –   Ted Downing, INDR President.

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David Halmo, Editor

David Halmo, INDR Knowledge Bank Editor