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“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.”

 

ALEXANDER BETTS

LEOPOLD MULLER PROFESSOR OF FORCED MIGRATION

AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

PANEL DATA SET

 

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.

Credit: R. Bradenbrink

Our work has three complementary pillars:

Collectively, these represent the questions that need to be answered in order to effect policy change. 

Economic Outcomes

What explains variation in economic outcomes for refugees and their impact on host states?

Innovative Practices

What innovative approaches have been tried and with what consequences?

Political Economy

What shapes national and local policies on economic inclusion?

Credit: R. Bradenbrink

Contact Us

To learn more about the Refugee Economies Programme or share comments or queries, please get in touch with one of the team.

 

Address:

Refugee Studies Centre
Oxford Department of International Development
3 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TB, Oxford

 

Our work is mainly funded by the IKEA Foundation.