Partnership for improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities (PROSPECTS)

The global reality of protracted displacement

While forcibly displaced persons face specific vulnerabilities, including psychological trauma, lack of opportunity and protection risks, host communities struggle to pursue their own development efforts in an environment that has been transformed by a large influx of newcomers.

As displacement has become increasingly protracted, responses are focusing more on durable solutions backed by more dignified, inclusive and comprehensive programmes for refugees and the communities that host them.

These responses need to be rapidly consolidated through significant international support built on a foundation of robust and effective partnerships that maximize synergies and leverage comparative advantages. With this in mind, a new Partnership initiative has been launched, spearheaded by the Government of the Netherlands and bringing together the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank.

Publications

  1. Rapid assessment of livestock markets in Jigjiga, Ethiopia

    13 September 2021

    Building on a market assessment of refugee livelihoods conducted in 2018, this rapid follow-up assessment of the livestock sector in Jigjiga identified potential areas of market-based interventions to improve livelihoods of refugees and members of the host communities engaged in the sector.

  2. Socio-Economic Assessment: East Darfur and West Kordofan States, Sudan

    09 September 2021

    Surveying more than 1,100 households from forcibly displaced and host communities and conducting a number of key interviews and focus group discussions, the study provides an in-depth assessment of local labour market conditions, household vulnerabilities, and access to services in selected localities of East Darfur and West Kordofan.

  3. Towards decent work for young refugees and host communities in the digital platform economy in Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Egypt

    12 August 2021

    This report explores job creation in the gig economy from the unique experiences and perspectives of youth and refugees, as well as from the viewpoint of digital labour and e-commerce platforms, digital training providers, start-up incubators, social partners, and policymakers.

  • "We need to make sure that when the ILO intervenes to provide market access for refugees, that we also have very much in our minds the needs of host communities, which are already suffering from difficult labour market conditions and high levels of unemployment."

    Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General