market based approaches for refugee centred programmes

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Seeking examples of programmes that have applied market-based approaches to working with refugees

Sept. 9, 2021, 6:41 p.m.

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Thank you! Much appreciated. I will look at the shared links and context.

On Thu, Sep 9, 2021, 2:53 PM Katie Whitehouse <

Sept. 9, 2021, 11:53 a.m.

Katie Whitehouse

Hi Anne,

I think it is definitely important here to make sure that any case studies
are based on context. The market system and its robustness to support FSM
in urban refugee contexts, for example, will be vastly different to that in
remote refugee camps or IDP settlements.

The links already provided by everyone else are a good overview. I would
also suggest looking at service and business models of container-based
sanitation solutions attempted in refugee contexts to understand the
opportunities and challenges too and may provide more nuanced details of
the market environment than high-level papers.

Some suggested links:

The latter report was a PCMA in Jakarta that eventually looked at
resilience building interventions for the annual floods. I believe that
grants (do not know if they were co-sharing on cost) were provided to
support owners of communal showering and latrine facilities to flood-proof
their facilities to reduce latrine overflow during flooding and to be able
to stay open to support the annual IDP surge in the city to emergency
shelters during flooding. The IDPs were then provided vouchers to pay for
the use of the facilities. I do not know if any evaluation was done on the
overall impact of the interventions.


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Aug. 27, 2021, 11:32 a.m.

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Dear Thomas,

Thank you so much for these resources. Much appreciated! Let me see what
can be customised.

Kind regards,


On Wed, Aug 25, 2021, 11:35 PM [Hidden email] <
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Aug. 25, 2021, 8:33 p.m.

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Dear Anne,

The wash cluster has just published a series of guides that may be of use to you on,

* Practices in Market-based Programming in the Water Sub-sector
* Practices in Market-based Programming in the Sanitation Sub-sector
* Practices in Market-based Programming in the Hygiene Sub-sector
* Practices related to the use of Multipurpose Cash for WASH Outcomes
* Market-based Programming for WASH Evidence Mapping


Aug. 25, 2021, 3:59 p.m.

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Dear Community,

Thank you for all the information shared.

I am looking for Case studies of Market-Based Programming for creating
demand for faecal sludge management in refugee settlements.

Kindly point me to such resources.

Anne from Uganda

Aug. 23, 2021, 9:21 a.m.

Maha Elhayek

Hi Kitongo,
Hope you find what you need. I am copying some links that may help:


Maha Hayek

Aug. 9, 2021, 11:02 a.m.

Kitongo jackline

Hi all,
I am looking for examples of programmes that have applied market based
approaches in working with refugees.Interested in programmes that have been
in implementation for at least three years or concluded programmes where
learnings and early evidence can be drawn from.
It would be great to have the programme name, organisation and email
Your assistance is much appreciated.

Best Regards

Jackline Kitongo