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The Value for money of multi-year humanitarian funding

Political economy and discourse on displacement and solutions | May 2017 | DFID

DFID commissioned a series of thematic evaluations focused on protracted crises, using Ethiopia, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Pakistan as case studies. This report presents interim findings from the study to date

Journeys on hold

Local Integration and Transitional Solutions | March 2017 | ODI

Around 5,000 Eritreans leave their country every month. This working paper sets out to better understand whether, by providing alternative options, it is possible for policy-makers to prevent or reduce irregular migration from countries- and regions-of-origin.

Submission to the UK Government inquiry into forced displacement in Central and East Africa

Political economy and discourse on displacement and solutions | March 2017 | IRRI

The International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) is responding to the call for information about humanitarian responses to forced displacement in Central and East Africa. IRRI’s submission begins with a critique of two key failed policy responses to refugees in the region. First, the emphasis on encampment of refugees, especially in protracted situations of displacement; and second, the emphasis on repatriation as the favoured (and often only) durable solution.

Developing and validating the Refugee Integration Scale in Kenya

Local Integration and Transitional Solutions | March 2017 | Journal of Refugee Studies

Tools to measure refugee integration are required to conduct research and to guide programmes and policy. This study describes the development and validation of a 25-item Refugee Integration Scale (RIS) using standard scale development methodology among Somali and Banyamulenge refugees in Nairobi, Kenya. The report uses mixed-methodology methods to strengthen the scale’s validity and reliability. These include a literature review and a qualitative focus group component among refugees in Nairobi to establish a theoretical construct for urban refugee integration.

Inclusion and protection of migrants and refugees in vulnerable situations within urban centres

Solutions in urban contexts | March 2017 | UNU-GCM

Cities are at the forefront of receiving migrants, refugees and displaced persons. For many on the move, cities are spaces of opportunity and hope in which to build new lives. The current period is seeing a range of new challenges emerge as migrants and refugees find themselves in vulnerable situations in relation to housing, access to basic services, employment, education and urban community life in all regions of the world. This report highlights a range of new challenges currently facing migrants and refugees within urban centres.

Refugee compacts

Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) | March 2017 | IRC & Center for Global Development

Compact agreements have emerged as a new approach, bringing together donors and development and humanitarian actors under host-country leadership for multiyear agreements to achieve defined, sustainable outcomes for refugees and host communities. Under a compact framework, diverse actors make mutually reinforcing commitments to resources, policy changes, and projects designed to achieve a shared vision. This report highlights the significance of compact agreements which bring together various actors under host-country leadership to achieve defined, sustainable outcomes for refugees and host communities.

Yes In My Backyard

Self-Reliance/ Refugee Economies | February 2017 | World Bank & UNHCR

This report provides an original analysis of the economic and social impact of refugees in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp on their Turkana hosts. The methodology authors have developed enables stakeholders to run policy scenarios in a rigorous manner, ranging from encampment to decampment (i.e. camp closure) scenarios, and the potential to apply this methodology in other refugee situations around the world is particularly advantageous.

Stocktaking of global forced displacement

Research Reports & Studies | February 2017 | World Bank & UNHCR

Large amounts of data on forced displacement are collected and disseminated each year and used to inform policy and programming by humanitarian and development actors. This paper reviews the various sources of data on forced displacement and assesses how these can be improved to enable more effective analysis and assistance by development actors.

Resettlement

Political economy and discourse on displacement and solutions | February 2017 | Forced Migration Review

This issue reflects on the modalities and challenges of resettlement in order to shed light on debates surrounding the management and use of resettlement as a durable solution for refugees.

The right to the city for urban displaced in Tanzania

Solutions in urban contexts | January 2017 | International Rescue Committee

This report from IRC presents an analysis of the challenges that displaced populations face in accessing services and achieving self-reliance in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, a developing and fast-growing city. The findings and recommendations, intended primarily for humanitarian actors, are derived from qualitative research conducted in Dar es Salaam between March and October 2016. This research draws upon the perspectives and experiences of urban displaced, Tanzanians, local and national government, and organizations directly involved with urban refugee programming in the city.