International Research: Building Livelihood Opportunities for Refugee Populations: Lessons from Past Practice - Migration Policy Institute
Saturday, October 8, 2016

This report outlines the types of livelihood efforts that aid agencies have undertaken in countries of first asylum and explores the challenges they face in realizing the full promise of these approaches.

the success of livelihood efforts is generally shaped by factors external to the programs themselves—factors that are often not accounted for in program design. These include:

  • The political and policy context in the host country.
  • The types and extent of economic opportunities available in the host country
  • The capacity and willingness of refugees to invest in livelihoods

Read the Report