The monitoring and assessment of the relocation plan in Roșia Montană
Assessment and monitoring are key components of the Relocation and Resettlement Action Plan, being an integral part of RMGC’s commitments.
The monitoring process will be conducted internally, while the assessment will be carried out by an independent organisation.
In addition to monitoring based on an inquiry carried out at certain time intervals, the Community Relations Department introduced a permanent monitoring mechanism, which allows for the activation of the relocation and resettlement support programme to solve the difficulties appearing in the process of adaptation to the new location.
Monitoring and assessment have the following overall objectives:
• Monitoring specific situations or difficulties generated by the implementation of the Resettlement and Relocation Action Plan, as well as the degree of conformity with the objectives and methods defined in the plan
• Medium and long term assessment of the impact generated by the Resettlement and Relocation Action Plan on the livelihood of the affected households, on the local resources and on the economic development and new settlements.
Monitoring is aimed at correcting the implementation of the Plan, throughout its duration, depending on the problems that may arise. Assessment is aimed at implementing the experience acquired following the changes in the strategy and implementation methods, on a longer term. Monitoring will be basically an internal process, while assessment will be external.
Scope and content
Monitoring will be mainly focused on:
- Contract negotiation and conclusion process;
- Social and economic monitoring: follow-up of the status of relocated and resettled households; access to employment, costs of houses in the area, restoration of agriculture, identification of disadvantaged persons;
- Technical monitoring: supervising the construction of the infrastructure and of the homes, commissioning and testing of the technical components of the resettlement houses;
- Monitoring of the organisation of the department in charge with the implementation of the RRAP: staff and matching means with the objectives;
- Claims and claims management system;
- Assistance in the restoration of livelihood, rehabilitation of commercial activities, improvement of professional training, granting of small loans.
RMGC maintains the following monthly statistics, together with all the materials required to shape an accurate image of the implementation process:
- Options related to negotiation/acquisition/resettlement: pre-contracts, sale-purchase contracts, compensation payment, finalisation of resettlement options;
- Relocation: number of households intended for relocation which effectuated the movement, their destination, and, to the extent possible, how the families adapted to the new location (permanent/temporary stay, living standard, costs);
- Resettlement: households intended for resettlement which effectuated the movement;
- Construction: relevant indicators for works under construction;
- Organisation of the implementation process: staff and changes compared to the previous quarters.
Monitoring is an internal process, coordinated by the Community Relations Department. So far, the Community Relations Department has conducted two such monitoring actions (2006, 2007) for families relocated in the period 2002-2004, and started the monitoring procedure for the families relocated in 2006-2008.