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Economic Inclusion Exchange East Africa

  Working Group Description

The economic inclusion exchange on displacement is an exchange forum for members of regional INGOs, UN agencies, IFIs, CSOs, research institutes across the humanitarian-development nexus in Eastern Africa. It stimulates discussions, research, and sharing of best practices related to the livelihoods and economic inclusion of refugee, returnees, other persons in displacement and their host communities. It is an open platform for discussion of partners advocating, researching, investing and realizing projects that strengthen self-reliance and resilience, reduce the need of assistance, contribute to economies, increase protection and enhance durable solutions. “Economic Inclusion means enabling refugees to provide for themselves and be net contributors to economic development as consumers, workers and entrepreneurs. It is one of the most important keys to enhancing protection and unlocking solutions for refugees” (Filippo Grandi, United Nations Hugh Commissioner for Refugees)

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    Kigoma, Tanzania – August 2020: COVID-19 rapid needs assessment of older people

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    While currently there are no cases of COVID-19 in the three camps where HelpAge is working with refugees from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo the potential impact of a COVID-19 outbreak i...
    Published: 11 August 2020 (1 day ago)
    Uploaded: 12 August 2020 (5 hours ago)
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    Borena, Ethiopia – August 2020: COVID-19 rapid needs assessment of older people

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    In Ethiopia older people, especially those living in refugee camps, were already severely challenged by the impact of frequent natural disasters, conflict, displacement and concurrent disease outbreak...
    Published: 11 August 2020 (1 day ago)
    Uploaded: 12 August 2020 (5 hours ago)
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    Rwanda – August 2020: COVID-19 rapid needs assessment of older people

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    In Rwanda, due in part to effective early government interventions, reported deaths and cases from COVID-19 remain relatively low. However, the impact on older people of the economic uncertainty cause...
    Published: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
    Uploaded: 12 August 2020 (5 hours ago)
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    UNHCR - East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - COVID-19 emergency response, External Update #16

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    Regional Bureau for the East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - External Update #16 - COVID-19 emergency response
    Published: 7 August 2020 (5 days ago)
    Uploaded: 11 August 2020 (1 day ago)
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    SGBV – Regional Overview, March - July 2020

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    East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region – SGBV – REGIONAL OVERVIEW
    Published: 7 August 2020 (5 days ago)
    Uploaded: 11 August 2020 (1 day ago)
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    Impact of COVID-19 on Livelihoods, Food Security & Nutrition in East Africa: Urban Focus, August 2020

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    Livelihoods and incomes of these urban populations are seriously affected, particularly the urban poor who depend on the informal sector, with serious consequences for their food security and nutritio...
    Published: 4 August 2020 (8 days ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    Cash Transfer Models and Debt in the Kalobeyei Settlement, Kenya

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    The use of cash transfer programmes in humanitarian contexts is growing. In comparison to in-kind assistance, cash transfers are widely praised for enhancing autonomy, reducing costs, and boosting loc...
    Published: 3 August 2020 (9 days ago)
    Uploaded: 12 August 2020 (7 hours ago)
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    Economic Impact of COVID 19 in Somalia

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    Nexus is launching the preliminary findings of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID – 19) in Somalia: Health and Economic Impact Report”.
    Published: 1 August 2020 (11 days ago)
    Uploaded: 6 August 2020 (6 days ago)
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    Juba, South Sudan – July 2020: COVID-19 rapid needs assessment of older people

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    The purpose of this rapid needs assessment (RNA) was to assess and analyse the multi-sector impacts of COVID-19 on older people, including those displaced. The POCs are comprised of internally displac...
    Published: 29 July 2020 (14 days ago)
    Uploaded: 12 August 2020 (5 hours ago)
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    SG Policy brief COVID Urban World July 2020

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    On 28 July, the Secretary-General released a policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 in an Urban World, which notes that cities are at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, accounting for an estimate...
    Published: 28 July 2020 (15 days ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    UNHCR - East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - COVID-19 emergency response, External Update #15

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    Regional Bureau for the East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - External Update #15 - COVID-19 emergency response
    Published: 23 July 2020 (20 days ago)
    Uploaded: 24 July 2020 (19 days ago)
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    UNHCR - East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - Factsheet May-July 2020

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    Regional Bureau for the East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - Factsheet May-July 2020
    Published: 23 July 2020 (20 days ago)
    Uploaded: 24 July 2020 (19 days ago)
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    Regional Livelihoods Working Group - Minutes of Meeting - 25 June 2020

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    Regional Livelihoods Working Group - Minutes of Meeting - 25 June 2020
    Published: 20 July 2020 (23 days ago)
    Uploaded: 30 July 2020 (13 days ago)
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    Drivers, barriers, and solutions for use of digital financial services (DFS) by refugees in Kenya and Uganda

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    In early 2020, Microsave Consulting conducted a study commissioned by DanChurchAid under the auspices of the Smart Communities Coalition. The assessment aimed to highlight the drivers, barriers and so...
    Published: 20 July 2020 (23 days ago)
    Uploaded: 6 August 2020 (6 days ago)
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    Kigoma, Tanzania – August 2020: COVID-19 rapid needs assessment of older people

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    While currently there are no cases of COVID-19 in the three camps where HelpAge is working with refugees from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo the potential impact of a COVID-19 outbreak i...
    Published: 11 August 2020 (1 day ago)
    Uploaded: 12 August 2020 (5 hours ago)
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    Borena, Ethiopia – August 2020: COVID-19 rapid needs assessment of older people

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    In Ethiopia older people, especially those living in refugee camps, were already severely challenged by the impact of frequent natural disasters, conflict, displacement and concurrent disease outbreak...
    Published: 11 August 2020 (1 day ago)
    Uploaded: 12 August 2020 (5 hours ago)
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    Rwanda – August 2020: COVID-19 rapid needs assessment of older people

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    In Rwanda, due in part to effective early government interventions, reported deaths and cases from COVID-19 remain relatively low. However, the impact on older people of the economic uncertainty cause...
    Published: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
    Uploaded: 12 August 2020 (5 hours ago)
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    Juba, South Sudan – July 2020: COVID-19 rapid needs assessment of older people

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    The purpose of this rapid needs assessment (RNA) was to assess and analyse the multi-sector impacts of COVID-19 on older people, including those displaced. The POCs are comprised of internally displac...
    Published: 29 July 2020 (14 days ago)
    Uploaded: 12 August 2020 (5 hours ago)
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    Joint Study - Inclusion of refugees in TVET programmes and their transition to the world of work

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    Joint study commissioned by Finn Church Aid, GIZ, ILO and UNHCR
    Published: 20 July 2020 (23 days ago)
    Uploaded: 21 July 2020 (22 days ago)
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    Impact of COVID-19 on Livelihoods, Food Security & Nutrition in East Africa: Urban Focus, August 2020

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    Livelihoods and incomes of these urban populations are seriously affected, particularly the urban poor who depend on the informal sector, with serious consequences for their food security and nutritio...
    Published: 4 August 2020 (8 days ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    Locked Down and Left Behind: The Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees’ Economic Inclusion

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    Policy Paper - Locked Down and Left Behind: The Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees’ Economic Inclusion
    Published: 8 July 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 9 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Finding Africa’s path; Finding Africa’s path: Shaping bold solutions to save lives and livelihoods in the COVID-19 crisis

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    Finding Africa’s path: Shaping bold solutions to save lives and livelihoods in the COVID-19 crisis
    Published: 30 June 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 9 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Economic Impact of COVID-19 in the Somali Region of Ethiopia - Summary Report

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    Summary report on the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in the Somali Region of Ethiopia
    Published: 23 June 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 29 June 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Economic Impact of COVID-19 in the Somali Region of Ethiopia - Full Report

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    Economic Impact of COVID-19 in the Somali Region of Ethiopia - Full Report
    Published: 23 June 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 29 June 2020 (1 month ago)
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    AU Study on COVID-19 Impact on African Economy

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    AU Study on COVID-19 Impact on African Economy
    Published: 6 April 2020 (4 months ago)
    Uploaded: 29 June 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Kigoma, Tanzania – August 2020: COVID-19 rapid needs assessment of older people

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    While currently there are no cases of COVID-19 in the three camps where HelpAge is working with refugees from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo the potential impact of a COVID-19 outbreak i...
    Published: 11 August 2020 (1 day ago)
    Uploaded: 12 August 2020 (5 hours ago)
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    Borena, Ethiopia – August 2020: COVID-19 rapid needs assessment of older people

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    In Ethiopia older people, especially those living in refugee camps, were already severely challenged by the impact of frequent natural disasters, conflict, displacement and concurrent disease outbreak...
    Published: 11 August 2020 (1 day ago)
    Uploaded: 12 August 2020 (5 hours ago)
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    Rwanda – August 2020: COVID-19 rapid needs assessment of older people

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    In Rwanda, due in part to effective early government interventions, reported deaths and cases from COVID-19 remain relatively low. However, the impact on older people of the economic uncertainty cause...
    Published: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
    Uploaded: 12 August 2020 (5 hours ago)
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    UNHCR - East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - COVID-19 emergency response, External Update #16

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    Regional Bureau for the East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - External Update #16 - COVID-19 emergency response
    Published: 7 August 2020 (5 days ago)
    Uploaded: 11 August 2020 (1 day ago)
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    Economic Impact of COVID 19 in Somalia

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    Nexus is launching the preliminary findings of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID – 19) in Somalia: Health and Economic Impact Report”.
    Published: 1 August 2020 (11 days ago)
    Uploaded: 6 August 2020 (6 days ago)
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    Juba, South Sudan – July 2020: COVID-19 rapid needs assessment of older people

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    The purpose of this rapid needs assessment (RNA) was to assess and analyse the multi-sector impacts of COVID-19 on older people, including those displaced. The POCs are comprised of internally displac...
    Published: 29 July 2020 (14 days ago)
    Uploaded: 12 August 2020 (5 hours ago)
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    Lend or suspend? Maximising the impact of multilateral bank financing in the Covid-19 crisis

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    The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a collapse in global economic activity that will have lasting economic and social impacts across the world. Recent World Bank estimates suggest that there could be ...
    Published: 1 July 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    Grand Bargain annual independent report 2020 - infographics

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    This fourth annual independent report assesses the collective progress made by signatories against the commitments under the Grand Bargain during 2019.
    Published: 1 June 2020 (2 months ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    GLOBAL COALITION TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY AMONGST REFUGEES AND HOST COMMUNITIES

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    Refugees and Host Communities: Poverty Situation
    Published: 31 May 2019 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 31 May 2019 (1 year ago)
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    Economic Inclusion for the Poorest and COVID-19 - Draft Policy Note

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    Draft Policy Note - Economic Inclusion for the Poorest and COVID-19: Adaptation and Early Priorities for Medium- and Longer-Term Recovery
    Published: 18 June 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 7 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    ReDSS COVID-19 policy brief

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    To leave no one behind and mitigate impacts for displacement-affected communities
    Published: 21 April 2020 (3 months ago)
    Uploaded: 15 July 2020 (28 days ago)
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    Better Poverty Data to Improve the Welfare of Refugees

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    WB and UNHCR - Estimating refugee poverty quickly using cross-survey imputation
    Published: 31 January 2020 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 3 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    ILO - A rough guide to entrepreneurship promotion in forced displacement contexts

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    A rough guide to entrepreneurship promotion in forced displacement contexts
    Published: 14 November 2019 (8 months ago)
    Uploaded: 21 July 2020 (22 days ago)
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    Global Compact on Refugees - Indicator Framework

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    To support the periodic review of the Global Compact on Refugees and its impact, a GCR indicator framework has been developed that will strengthen the availability of global data structured around the...
    Published: 31 July 2019 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 9 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees

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    The guide draws on the experience, knowledge and networks of UNCTAD, IOM and UNHCR on migration and refugee issues and entrepreneurship development in the field.
    Published: 31 December 2018 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 9 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Engaging with employers in the hiring of refugees

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    Engaging with employers in the hiring of refugees - A 10-point multi-stakeholder action plan for employers, refugees, governments and civil society
    Published: 24 April 2018 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 21 July 2020 (22 days ago)
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    The SEEP Network - Minimum Economic Recovery Standards

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    Minimum Economic Recovery Standards : industry best-practice standards for supporting economic recovery in crisis/post-crisis settings, a Sphere standards companion
    Published: 31 December 2017 (2 years ago)
    Uploaded: 21 July 2020 (22 days ago)
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    Regional Livelihoods Working Group - Minutes of Meeting - 25 June 2020

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    Regional Livelihoods Working Group - Minutes of Meeting - 25 June 2020
    Published: 20 July 2020 (23 days ago)
    Uploaded: 30 July 2020 (13 days ago)
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    Regional Economic Inclusion Exchange meeting 10th May 2019

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    Regional Economic Inclusion Exchange Meeting
    Published: 31 May 2019 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 31 May 2019 (1 year ago)
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    Regional Economic Inclusion Exchange Meeting

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    Minutes for Regional Economic Inclusion Meeting held at UNHCR Regional Office
    Published: 14 March 2019 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 14 March 2019 (1 year ago)
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    Regional Economic Inclusion Exchange Meeting

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    Minutes for Regional Economic Inclusion Meeting held at UNHCR Regional Office
    Published: 14 March 2019 (1 year ago)
    Uploaded: 14 March 2019 (1 year ago)
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    Impact of COVID-19 on Livelihoods, Food Security & Nutrition in East Africa: Urban Focus, August 2020

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    Livelihoods and incomes of these urban populations are seriously affected, particularly the urban poor who depend on the informal sector, with serious consequences for their food security and nutritio...
    Published: 4 August 2020 (8 days ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    Cash Transfer Models and Debt in the Kalobeyei Settlement, Kenya

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    The use of cash transfer programmes in humanitarian contexts is growing. In comparison to in-kind assistance, cash transfers are widely praised for enhancing autonomy, reducing costs, and boosting loc...
    Published: 3 August 2020 (9 days ago)
    Uploaded: 12 August 2020 (7 hours ago)
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    UNHCR - East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - COVID-19 emergency response, External Update #15

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    Regional Bureau for the East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - External Update #15 - COVID-19 emergency response
    Published: 23 July 2020 (20 days ago)
    Uploaded: 24 July 2020 (19 days ago)
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    Drivers, barriers, and solutions for use of digital financial services (DFS) by refugees in Kenya and Uganda

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    In early 2020, Microsave Consulting conducted a study commissioned by DanChurchAid under the auspices of the Smart Communities Coalition. The assessment aimed to highlight the drivers, barriers and so...
    Published: 20 July 2020 (23 days ago)
    Uploaded: 6 August 2020 (6 days ago)
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    ONE UN - Assessment Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Ethiopia

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    ONE UN - Assessment of the Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Ethiopia
    Published: 20 July 2020 (23 days ago)
    Uploaded: 24 July 2020 (19 days ago)
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    Locked Down and Left Behind: The Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees’ Economic Inclusion

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    Policy Paper - Locked Down and Left Behind: The Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees’ Economic Inclusion
    Published: 8 July 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 9 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Finding Africa’s path; Finding Africa’s path: Shaping bold solutions to save lives and livelihoods in the COVID-19 crisis

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    Finding Africa’s path: Shaping bold solutions to save lives and livelihoods in the COVID-19 crisis
    Published: 30 June 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 9 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Financial Services Market Assessment in Dolo Ado, Ethiopia

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    Report on Financial Services Market Assessment in Dolo Ado and Bokolmayoh Woredas in Ethiopia
    Published: 30 June 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 7 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    TANGO Livelihoods Baseline Report - Melkadida, Ethiopia

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    Baseline evaluation report from the Ikea Foundation livelihoods and energy projects in Melkadida, Ethiopia
    Published: 25 June 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 21 July 2020 (22 days ago)
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    Economic Impact of COVID-19 in the Somali Region of Ethiopia - Summary Report

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    Summary report on the Economic Impact of COVID-19 in the Somali Region of Ethiopia
    Published: 23 June 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 29 June 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Economic Impact of COVID-19 in the Somali Region of Ethiopia - Full Report

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    Economic Impact of COVID-19 in the Somali Region of Ethiopia - Full Report
    Published: 23 June 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 29 June 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Grand Bargain annual independent report 2020 - full report

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    This fourth annual independent report assesses the collective progress made by signatories against the commitments under the Grand Bargain during 2019.
    Published: 1 June 2020 (2 months ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    AU Study on COVID-19 Impact on African Economy

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    AU Study on COVID-19 Impact on African Economy
    Published: 6 April 2020 (4 months ago)
    Uploaded: 29 June 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Migration as opportunity: innovation, policies and practice

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    This working paper reviews existing practice and proposes a typology to identify the different types of programmatic and policy intervention that can maximise migration’s socioeconomic benefits – desc...
    Published: 1 July 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    SG Policy brief COVID Urban World July 2020

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    On 28 July, the Secretary-General released a policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 in an Urban World, which notes that cities are at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, accounting for an estimate...
    Published: 28 July 2020 (15 days ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    Inclusive economic growth in Kenya: the spatial dynamics of poverty

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    Kenya poses a conundrum. Its top-line economic growth has been impressive and it has been one of the fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the past decade. However, poverty has not fall...
    Published: 1 July 2020 (1 month ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    Africa’s economic transformation: the role of Chinese investment

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    This synthesis report uses evidence from DEGRP research and beyond to assess whether and how Chinese trade, investment and finance contributed to economic growth in Africa.
    Published: 1 June 2020 (2 months ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    Dealing with Covid-19 in rural Africa: lessons from previous crises

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    This note summarises insights from a study commissioned by DFID, which examines the lessons that can be drawn from previous crises to inform responses to Covid-19 in rural Africa.
    Published: 1 June 2020 (2 months ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    Articulating the Pathways of the Socio-Economic Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic on the Kenyan Economy

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    This policy brief assesses the possible vulnerabilities and impacts on Kenya of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it is too early to predict the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Ken...
    Published: 1 April 2020 (4 months ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    A UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19

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    This report sets out the framework for the United Nations’ urgent socio-economic support to countries and societies in the face of COVID-19, putting in practice the UN Secretary-General’s Shared Respo...
    Published: 1 April 2020 (4 months ago)
    Uploaded: 12 August 2020 (6 hours ago)
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    Kenya Economic Update : Turbulent Times for Growth in Kenya - Policy Options during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    The COVID-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic will have a large negative impact on the Kenyan economy. Even before being affected by the novel coronavirus, Kenya's economy had decelerated. The World Bank...
    Published: 1 April 2020 (4 months ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    Disruptive technologies in agricultural value chains: insights from East Africa

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    Global food demand is expected to increase by somewhere between 59% and 98% by 2050 as the world population reaches an estimated 9.7 billion. Food production is especially critical in Africa, where ov...
    Published: 1 March 2020 (5 months ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    UNHCR - East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - COVID-19 emergency response, External Update #15

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    Regional Bureau for the East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - External Update #15 - COVID-19 emergency response
    Published: 23 July 2020 (20 days ago)
    Uploaded: 24 July 2020 (19 days ago)
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    UNHCR - East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - COVID-19 emergency response, External Update #16

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    Regional Bureau for the East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - External Update #16 - COVID-19 emergency response
    Published: 7 August 2020 (5 days ago)
    Uploaded: 11 August 2020 (1 day ago)
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    SGBV – Regional Overview, March - July 2020

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    East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region – SGBV – REGIONAL OVERVIEW
    Published: 7 August 2020 (5 days ago)
    Uploaded: 11 August 2020 (1 day ago)
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    UNHCR - East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - Factsheet May-July 2020

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    Regional Bureau for the East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes - Factsheet May-July 2020
    Published: 23 July 2020 (20 days ago)
    Uploaded: 24 July 2020 (19 days ago)
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    Handling differences between cases and households in Socio-economic assessments

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    SEA Resource Pack - Resolving the “case versus household” issue in Socioeconomic Assessments
    Published: 1 February 2020 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 3 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Developing a Standardized Employment Module

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    SEA Resource Pack - Developing a Standardized Employment Module - Socioeconomic assessment planning resource
    Published: 1 February 2020 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 3 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Terms of Reference Template for Hiring a Survey Firm to carry out a socio-economic assessment

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    SEA Resource Pack - Terms of Reference Template for Hiring a Survey Firm to carry out a socio-economic assessment
    Published: 1 February 2020 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 3 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Socioeconomic Survey Planning Guide

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    SEA Resource Pack - Orientation for the early stages of planning a socioeconomic survey
    Published: 1 February 2020 (6 months ago)
    Uploaded: 3 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    World Bank - Monthly Update of Forced Displacement Literature Review

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    Highlights many of the key research pieces on refugees’ economic inclusion
    Published: 31 May 2020 (2 months ago)
    Uploaded: 3 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    UNHCR - ILO partnership

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    Joint action for decent work and long-term solutions for refugees and other forcefully displaced persons
    Published: 13 December 2019 (7 months ago)
    Uploaded: 7 July 2020 (1 month ago)
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    Global humanitarian assistance report 2020

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    COVID-19 AND DROP IN GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN AID MAKE PERFECT STORM FOR WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE: The Covid-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge to the humanitarian system in both scale and comp...
    Published: 15 July 2020 (28 days ago)
    Uploaded: 11 August 2020 (1 day ago)
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    IGAD bi-annual meeting report on food security and nutrition in the IGAD region

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    The report includes country specific food security and nutrition analysis / response actions covering: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda
    Published: 1 June 2020 (2 months ago)
    Uploaded: 11 August 2020 (1 day ago)
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    Grand Bargain annual independent report 2020 - executive summary

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    This fourth annual independent report assesses the collective progress made by signatories against the commitments under the Grand Bargain during 2019.
    Published: 1 June 2020 (2 months ago)
    Uploaded: 10 August 2020 (2 days ago)
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    Forced Migration Review: Climate crisis and local communities / Trafficking and smuggling / COVID-19: early reflections

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    FMR issue 64 includes two main feature themes, one on Climate crisis and local communities and one on Trafficking and smuggling, plus a ‘mini-feature’ on early reflections on COVID-19 in the context o...
    Published: 1 June 2020 (2 months ago)
    Uploaded: 11 August 2020 (1 day ago)

  • Working Group Key Contacts
    • Anna Gaunt

      UNHCR  Senior Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Officer Regional Bureau for the East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region
    • Sarah King

      Norwegian Refugee Council  Regional Livelihoods & Food Security Adviser East Africa & Yemen Regional Office
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      Highlights
    UGANDA – New digital tool to empower farmers to access extension services The new digital tool is going to empower farmers to access extension services and market information through mobile telephones……The program is being implemented with the support of the Swedish government, through Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency, which is targeting women, youth, refugees and migrants, who are normally underserved when it comes to digital solutions.
    06 Aug 2020
    COVID-19 AND DROP IN GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN AID MAKE PERFECT STORM FOR WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE: The Covid-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge to the humanitarian system in both scale and complexity, new research shows. Development Initiatives’ 2020 Global Humanitarian Assistance report reveals that in 2019 over one billion people were living in countries affected by long-term humanitarian crises such as conflict, displacement and natural disasters. In the same period international UN appeals hit a record high but international humanitarian funding dropped by $1.6 billion. Covid-19 is compounding these existing humanitarian challenges: 34 of the 63 countries that require humanitarian assistance to deal with the pandemic are in long-term humanitarian crisis. Despite these growing humanitarian needs, the harsh reality is that with the global economy under significant strain and donor governments facing increasing domestic costs, global aid is projected to decline further and faster.
    21 Jul 2020
    The WB Fragility Forum 2020 is back – on your screen. Starting the week of June 8, the Fragility Forum Virtual Series will provide an online alternative to share practical solutions and concrete approaches to maximize the collective impact of humanitarian, development, security and peacebuilding actors to help prevent conflict, build resilience, and sustain peace. The Virtual Series covers the topics initially planned for the Forum, in line with the newly published World Bank Group Strategy for Fragility, Conflict, and Violence, with an added focus on the implications of COVID-19 in fragile and conflict-affected settings. The Forum will use various formats such as podcasts, experts' interviews, workshops, trainings and live events. https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2020/03/02/fragility-forum-2020
    10 Aug 2020
    On 28 July, the Secretary-General released a policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 in an Urban World, which notes that cities are at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, accounting for an estimated 90 per cent of cases. However, there is no evidence that urban density per se correlates with higher virus transmission. In fact, most of what has made cities vulnerable is a result of choices about how cities are organised and how people live, work and travel in and around them. The crisis has exposed deep inequalities and showed that tackling the virus is more challenging in urban areas where access to quality healthcare is uneven, housing inadequate, water and sanitation lacking, transport infrastructure patchy and jobs precarious. While local governments play a critical role as front-line responders, they also face a significant financial strain from declining tax revenues. On the other hand, cities are hubs of resilience and human ingenuity, and this crisis has shown how city dwellers can adapt overnight to new ways of working and functioning while demonstrating extraordinary solidarity and support for one another. The policy brief offers three key recommendations. First, all phases of the pandemic response should seek to tackle the inequalities and long-term development deficits that have been so cruelly exposed and that have made certain communities so vulnerable. Second, the capacities of local governments need strengthening to avoid disruptions to essential public services in the near-term and enable them to steer effectively sustainable urban development in the coming decades. Third, it is critical to pursue a green, resilient and inclusive economic recovery that builds on some of the innovations we have seen during lockdowns.
    28 Jul 2020
    We are looking for interesting blogs for our PAC website. https://alleviate-poverty.org/ If you have an interesting story to share, please contact Cian O`Brien .
    06 Aug 2020
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    IGAD Website
    Regional organization for achieving peace, prosperity and regional integration in the IGAD region
    MADE51
    To showcase what an innovative, market-based model for economic inclusion of refugees might look like, we developed Made51 – a global brand of artisanal home décor and accessories crafted by refugees.
    Poverty Alleviation Coalition
    Many refugees live in extreme poverty and vulnerability. The Poverty Alleviation Coalition is a global coalition of non-governmental organizations, led by UNHCR together with the Partnership for Economic Inclusion of the World Bank. The coalition aims to empower the poorest refugees and their host communities to move out of poverty through the Graduation Approach.
    Refugee Youth Volunteering Uganda
    RYVU) is an international research project focused on exploring the kinds of voluntary labour practiced by young refugees in Uganda and investigating how these impact on their skills, employability and the inequalities they experience
    The Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI)
    The Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI) is a new global partnership with a mission to support the adoption of national economic inclusion programs that increase the earnings and assets of extreme poor and vulnerable households. PEI brings together global stakeholders to catalyze country-level innovation and global knowledge. It is hosted by the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice of the World Bank.
    The Post-COVID-19 Urban Challenges in Africa
    The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the interdependence and vulnerability of our world. As we know, the dissemination of the virus had two major causes: international air transport and proximity of human interactions (including in public transport). COVID-19 is therefore very much an urban disease.
    UNHCR Livelihoods and Economic Inclusion Website
    UNHCR works to promote livelihoods and economic inclusion for refugees. We advocate for their right to work and support them in becoming more resilient and achieve self-reliance.
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