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Towards Development Solutions to Internal Displacement: A political Economy approach

Political Economy | June 2021 | UNDP | Global | Research Report

The report provides a synthesis of empirical research carried out through four case studies in Bangladesh, El Salvador, Iraq and Sudan

Qoloji Spatial Profile

Spatial Profile | June 2021 | UN-Habitat | Ethiopia | Spatial Profile

The Spatial profile focuses on establishing the existing conditions, identifying challenges and opportunities, developing the scenarios, and outlining recommendations for a durable settlement

Migrating and Displaced Children and Youth in Tunisia

Migrant and Displaced Children | July 2021 | Mixed Migration Centre and Save the Children | Tunisia | Research Report

The study explores the profiles, routes, and vulnerabilities of migrating and displaced children and youth in Tunisia

Camp Abolition: Ending Carceral Humanitarianism in Kenya (and Beyond)

Refugee Camp | July 2021 | Wiley Online Library | Kenya | Article

The article takes stoke of the experiences from Kenya where aid interventions have shaped politics, social dynamics and economic life since the 1990s

Internal Displacement: An Agenda for Progress

IDP Response | August 2021 | Refugee International | Global | Brief

The brief takes stock of internal displacement as a global issue, examining both new initiatives and ongoing challenges to responding to IDP situations. It speaks directly to the priorities of the High Level Panel on Internal Displacement, and provides recommendations to improve IDPs’ access to protection, assistance, rights, and paths to durable solutions.

Local Government and the Sustainable Integration of Refugees in Ethiopia

Socio-economic impact | August 2021 | Deutsches Institu fur Entwicklung Politik (DIE) | Ethiopia | Research paper

The paper anlyses the role of local governments within the CRRF implementation process

Answering the Call: Forcibly Displaced During the Pandemic

Socio-economic impact | August 2021 | Joint Data Center for Forced Displacment | Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, Uganda, Bangladesh, Chad, Iraq, and Yemen | Research paper

The paper takes stock of the experience of forcibly displaceds during the pandemic; and summarizes projections of the expected socioeconomic impact of the pandemic on those affected by forced displacement.

Mapping the refugee journey towards employment and entrepreneurship Obstacles and opportunities for private sector engagement in refugee-hosting areas in Kenya

Economic inclusion | July 2021 | Research and Evidence Facility | Kenya | Report

This report presents the results of a study investigating the current pathways to employment and entrepreneurship for refugees in Kenya, and the actual and potential role of the private sector in creating economic opportunities in Kenya’s refugee-hosting areas.

COVID-19 and refugees’ economic opportunities, financial services and digital inclusion

Evaluation | November 2020 | IRC | Regional | Operational study

This research report – based on findings in refugee contexts in Jordan, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia – finds that digital services such as mobile money can in theory be more accessible for refugees than standard bank accounts, in practice refugees continue to face barriers. These services are often new and underdeveloped and therefore untested, or refugees are only permitted a restricted form of access. Even though digital services are likely to become more important given the ‘new normal’ and continued need for socially distanced services, this transition is only starting, and refugees need to be included in mainstream and fully developed financial services.

The Refugee Engagement Forum (REF) Good Practice Study

Evaluation | June 2021 | U-Learn Uganda | Uganda/ Regional | Report and 2-pager

The Refugee Engagement Forum (REF) is a unique, participatory mechanism designed to ensure refugee voices are taken into account. The REF Good Practice Study is a joint collaboration between U-Learn (The Uganda Learning, Evidence, Accountability and Research Network) and the REF Taskforce (REF TF).