publication . Article . 2018

Expanding economic opportunities in protracted displacement

Miki Takahashi; Michael Moroz; Jonathan Peters; Jason Pronyk; Richard Barltrop;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2018 Journal: Forced Migration Review (issn: 1460-9819, eissn: 2051-3070, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Oxford
Welcome progress has been made towards realising commitments made by international donors and host country governments to expand economic opportunities for Syrian refugees and host communities in neighbouring countries. However targets and commitments also bring new challenges, and evidence must underpin new policies.
free text keywords: refugee, IDP, stateless, internal displacement, forced migration, migration, Syria crisis, Syrian conflict, anniversary, Middle East, Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform, HN1-995
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1. High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing (2016) Too important to fail - addressing the humanitarian financing gap , Report to the UN Secretary-General, p8 htp://

2. Two of these plans have since become multi-year: the Jordan Response Plan for the Syria Crisis 2017-2019 htp:// and the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2017-2020

3. UNDP, ILO and WFP (2017) Jobs Make the Diference: Expanding Economic Opportunities for Syrian Refugees and Host Communities, Egypt - Iraq - Jordan - Lebanon - Syria - Turkey

4. The Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP) is funded by a consortium of eight European donors to support Lebanon, Jordan and KRI to beter understand, plan for and mitigate the impact of forced displacement of Syrian refugees. htp://

5. See article by Lenner and Turner in this issue.

6. UNDP and RDPP (forthcoming 2018) Development of evidencebased policy options and frameworks for the accommodation of refugees in countries afected by the Syria Crisis.

7. UNDP (forthcoming 2018) The Resilience Agenda: a progress report.

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