Lewiston, Maine is like many of the old mill towns of New England. Abandoned mills sit at the center ofRead more
By Swati Mehta Dhawan and Hans-Martin Zademach The work in-hand provides a consolidated overview on the empirical findings from theRead more
By Julie Zollman and Kim Wilson “We have many people with a broken heart because of their history. So, weRead more
By Karen Jacobsen and Kim Wilson One of the biggest challenges facing refugees and migrants is navigating the livelihoods andRead more
In this issue of Fresh FINDings we feature research from Kenya, led by Julie Zollmann in collaboration with Cate Wanjala.Read more
Work experiences of refugees completely diverge based on genderRead more
Friendships are important for everyone but are crucial for refugeesRead more
In this issue of Fresh FINDings we feature research from Jordan, led by Swati Mehta Dhawan of Katholische Universität EichstättRead more
This video draws on a case study of Uganda, where refugees move from their early arrival phase to coping long term with economic opportunities and set-backs. The information draws on Fletcher research in Uganda.Read more
By Dan Creamer, under the supervision of Kim Wilson.
In the United States, the postal code of one’s birthplace predicts more about one’s future than nearly any other factor. While interviewing refugees in Kampala and Bidi Bidi Camp, I found a parallel observation in which specific details of a refugee’s origin could predict their outcomes, particularly economic and locational outcomes. Refugees from similar places of origin tend to settle in similar locales. While this finding may be obvious to refugees and development organizations, the deterministic elements of a refugee’s place of origin do not seem to influence programming in the Uganda refugee context.