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Guide to market-based livelihood interventions for refugees

Published by
Nadja Nutz

A guide aiming to provide a programmatic example of how to build the nexus between humanitarian and development actions. It looks at paving the way for more market-oriented approaches to refugee livelihood programmes.

These approaches will ultimately contribute to the development of:

  • the comprehensive refugee response approach
  • the global compact for refugees
  • the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goal 8 on decent work and economic growth

The number of forcibly displaced persons worldwide has been rising continuously in recent years. By the end of 2015, 65.3 million individuals had been driven from their homes as a result of persecution, conflict, generalised violence or human rights violations. 

The scale and complexity of the challenge of responding to the needs of refugees and other forcibly displaced people for protection and assistance have increased as displacement persists over time. 

Prolonged periods of displacement, often for more than a generation, have a devastating impact on the lives of communities of concern and result in grave losses of human potential.