Refugee economies in Uganda

What difference does the self-reliance model make?

January 201944 pages Kenya Uganda Eastern, Southern & Central Africa Download as PDF (2.5 MB)
Published by
Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

A report exploring how Uganda's refugee policies influence welfare outcomes for refugees and host communities.

Uganda’s refugee policies have been widely recognised as among the most progressive in the world. Through its self-reliance model, it allows refugees the right to work and freedom of movement. 

This report offers a nuanced account of the aspects of the Ugandan model that lead to improved welfare outcomes and those that do not. Based on these insights, it outlines a series of recommendations for refugee policy in Uganda and globally.