“Refugees often have skills, talents, and aspirations. And yet too often we focus just on their vulnerabilities rather than their capacities. Our research challenges the view that refugees are an inevitable burden, identifying the conditions under which they can help themselves and contribute to their host societies.”
LEOPOLD MULLER PROFESSOR OF FORCED MIGRATION
AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
The centrepiece of our research is the collection of an original panel data set, based on multi-country and time-series data collection. With an initial focus on Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia, and covering 2017-2020, the data set covers urban and rural areas, refugees and hosts, and includes multiple data collection periods.
Our work has three complementary pillars:
Collectively, these represent the questions that need to be answered in order to effect policy change.
To learn more about the Refugee Economies Programme or share comments or queries, please get in touch with one of the team.
Refugee Studies Centre
Oxford Department of International Development
3 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TB, Oxford
Our work is mainly funded by the IKEA Foundation.