Financial Journeys of Refugees in Jordan: Empirical FINDings I

By Swati Mehta Dhawan and Hans-Martin Zademach The work in-hand provides a consolidated overview on the empirical findings from the

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Following where Community-Driven Organizations Lead: Lessons for strengthening refugee financial integration

By Julie Zollman and Kim Wilson “We have many people with a broken heart because of their history. So, we

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Supporting the Financial Health of Refugees: The Finance in Displacement (FIND) Study in Uganda and Mexico

By Karen Jacobsen and Kim Wilson One of the biggest challenges facing refugees and migrants is navigating the livelihoods and

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Navigating ‘Survivelihood’: Why refugees in Jordan plateau in their financial journeys too soon

By Swati Mehta Dhawan, Hans-Martin Zademach, and Kim Wilson This essay brings together early insights from the research conducted under

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Entrepreneurship Amidst Displacement

In this issue of Fresh FINDings we feature research from Jordan, led by Swati Mehta Dhawan of Katholische Universität Eichstätt

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Economic Integration

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.

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Gaps in Policies, Chasms for Refugees

By Devang Shah, under the supervision of Kim Wilson.
An open-door policy, free primary education, health care, monthly rations and cash. Sounds like a perfect policy recipe for integration of refugees with their local communities. However, for more than twenty years since Kebri Beyah camp was established, refugees living there are still financially unstable and far from integration. Why are the steps taken by various governmental and non-governmental organisations still proving ineffective? This essay attempts to answer this question by diving into the chasm between policy making and policy implementation for the case of the Somali region in Ethiopia. We will analyze which policies, programs, and initiatives have worked, which have not, and why.

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