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Mass Displacement Host Cities and Urban Systems

This publication from ARUP aims to help host cities to further understand and improve their capacity to effectively manage rapid arrivals from displacement events by: Exploring what works in different contexts (initiatives that respond to the challenges that cities face); Exploring how city systems differ under pressure (including system actors, connections, assets, laws). Developing an analytical […]

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Assessing economic impacts of hosting refugees: conceptual, methodological and ethical gaps

This paper from the Refugees Studies Centre, University of Oxford explores a variety of approaches used to assess and measure the economic impact of refugees on their host communities and states and highlights some alternative approaches to understanding and assessing the impact of hosting refugees. Source: Refugees Studies Centre, University of Oxford, 2015 Assessing economic impacts

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Refugee Economies: Rethinking Popular Assumptions

This research report by the University of Oxford Refugees Studies Centre challenges the current model of donor state-led assistance, drawing on ground-breaking new research on the economic life of refugees in Uganda. By attempting to understand the economic systems of displaced populations, the researchers hope to generate new ideas which can turn current humanitarian challenges

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Social cohesion between Syrian Refugees and Urban Host Communities in Lebanon and Jordan

The Social Cohesion project – an action-research project commissioned by World Vision, explores the causes and consequences of tensions between refugees and host communities to propose better short and longer term solutions for humanitarian and development programming in the Middle East region and other similar contexts. This literature review clearly demonstrates that social cohesion is

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