ADB Releases Cernea Recommendations, Not Full Report

The Asian Development Bank has released the recommendations contained in resettlement expert Michael Cernea’s report regarding the Railways Rehabilitation Project in Cambodia. The ADB’s Public Disclsoure Advisory Committee has however ruled for the full report not be disclosed. You can access the recommendations, which centre around (i) the monitoring system in both the short- and long-term; (ii) systems and procedures for monitoring livelihood and income restoration programs; and (iii) methodological approaches for undertaking comparisons of pre- and post-project living situations in the long-term here. Civil society actors and households affected by the Railways Rehabilitation Project have expressed their regret at the ADB’s lack of full disclosure, calling it a cover up.