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Adaptive Management in Refugee Programming: Lessons from Re:Build
June 07, 2023
The evidence for how to best support refugee economic self-reliance is limited; even less is known about what is effective for urban refugees specifically. Re:Build is utilizing adaptive management principles to navigate this uncertainty with the goal of achieving sustained outcomes for clients and ...
Aid to Afghanistan: An Insider’s Take on the Lessons to be Learnt
March 07, 2023
Here, we look at five lessons which can be drawn from this experience for the UK and other donors for providing aid in fragile contexts, and argue that an alternative approach could have been more successful—and remains a viable option for re-engaging with Afghanistan in the future.
Crafting the International Response in Afghanistan: Options to Enable Financial Flows and Promote “Beyond-Humanitarian” Aid
May 24, 2022
The first section of this note examines the causes and consequences of Afghanistan’s financial crisis and lays out policy options the international community can support to enable urgent financial flows and restore the basic functioning of the Afghan financial system. The next section examines prosp...
On the Brink: Enabling Urgent Financial Flows to Afghanistan
October 25, 2021
As Afghanistan enters its harsh winter season, a massive humanitarian disaster appears increasingly likely. Facing food shortages, rising prices, and a breakdown in public services, millions of ordinary Afghans need immediate assistance as their country veers toward economic collapse.
How NATO Contributors are Resettling their Afghan Allies
August 17, 2021
Customary international humanitarian law includes a responsibility to protect journalists and aid workers from harm, but it does not cover interpreters and others working for allied members. As a result, it’s down to each individual country to determine how they feel they should respond. Here we out...
Beneficial Policies Towards the Venezuela Crisis Depend on Development Finance
November 26, 2019
The political and economic crisis in Venezuela has caused the biggest population movement in recent Latin American history. Support from the international community has predominantly focused on short-term humanitarian assistance, which will remain important for the most vulnerable Venezuel...
Who Needs Financing More Than Businesses? Refugees
October 15, 2019
Finance exists to solve certain basic problems. The world’s displaced confront more of them than anyone.
Two Years On, and No End in Sight: How Should We Respond to the Rohingya Crisis in the Medium-Term?
August 23, 2019
This Sunday marks two years since Myanmar’s military dramatically escalated its systematic campaign of violence against the Rohingya, causing over 700,000 of the long-persecuted and stateless population to flee to Bangladesh. Even if repatriation began tomorrow, estimates suggest a signif...
At UNHCR's Annual Consultations, Prioritizing the Connection Between Environment and Livelihoods of Refugees and Hosts
July 02, 2019
This week, the global community is meeting in Geneva for the UNHCR Annual Consultations to discuss collaborative, evidence-based approaches to address the rapidly changing global refugee context. Livelihoods and the environment are important themes.
Creating Opportunities for Rohingya Refugees and Hosts Through Forest Landscape Restoration
July 02, 2019
To contribute to a growing base of knowledge and expertise on opportunities to reverse the specific effects of forest loss and degradation—and to improve the conditions of host populations and refugees in Cox’s Bazar—BRAC, the Center for Global Development, and The Nature...