27 February 2015

Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Issues


FY 2015 Request for Research Concept Notes to Strengthen Evidence-based Humanitarian Decision Making by PRM and its Partners Worldwide [info]
- "Concept notes must respond to one of the following research questions: 1. Access to education for urban refugee children; 2. Costs/benefits of cash assistance in acute emergencies; 3. Economic impact of refugees on host communities; 4. Environmental impact of refugee camps." Submission deadline is 6 March 2015.

Call for Research Proposals to Assess the Economic Impact of Refugees on Host and/or Regional Economies [info]
- Submission deadline is 25 March 2015.


"Asylum, Welfare and Work: Reflections on Research in Asylum and Refugee Studies," International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 34, no. 5/6 (2014) [eprint via Academia.edu]

Construction and Service-sector Labour Market Systems: A Study of the Opportunities in Employment for Iraqi IDPs and Syrian Refugees - Kurdistan Region of Iraq (Danish Refugee Council et al., Dec. 2014) [text via ReliefWeb]

From Dependence to Self-Reliance: Changing the Paradigm in Protracted Refugee Situations (Global Views Blog, Feb. 2015) [text]

Microfinance Programmes in UNHCR Operations: Innovative Microlending in Kenya (UNHCR, 2015) [text]

Operational Guidelines for Cash-Based Interventions in Displacement Settings (UNHCR, Feb. 2015) [text]

Za’atari Winter Contribution Vouchers: Distribution and Initial Findings (Norwegian Refugee Council & UNHCR, Feb. 2015) [text via ReliefWeb]

Research Project: 

*Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration (2013-2015) [info]
- This project "aims to provide unique statistical evidence on the labour market implications of forced migration situations. The project looks at two different case studies in the African Great Lakes Region: forced migration in and from Burundi (main component of the project) and forced migration to Tanzania."


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Work/Economic Issues 3 (Feb. 2015)

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