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Recognising the importance of identifying a more durable solution to the displacement crisis, practitioners are increasingly using market-oriented approaches to support livelihoods and economic recovery.

This report sets out to better understand the implications and impact at the nexus of humanitarian support and market-based interventions for development and livelihoods. 

Based on the literature review and scoping, as well as in-depth research on eight selected case studies, the study presents an integrated push/pull framework to categorise and analyse market-based approaches in forced displacement settings. 

It aims to help practitioners, governments and donors plan and implement effective market-based refugee and host community livelihood strategies.

This publication is from the ILO and UNHCR partnership through their jointly designed “Approach to Inclusive Market Systems for Refugees and Host Communities” (AIMS) and through the multi-agency PROSPECTS Partnership, implemented in countries in East and North Africa and in the Arab States