Evaluation of UNHCR’s Engagement in Humanitarian-Development Cooperation

In crises situations, many actors aim to support people and communities. These efforts range from short-term humanitarian assistance to longer-term development assistance.

Traditionally, different actors have focused on different missions. More recently, UNHCR has strengthened its commitment to humanitarian-development cooperation, aiming to create synergies between these different support modalities. The expected benefits include stronger inclusion of displaced people in host communities, increased support from development actors, and enhanced capacity of UNHCR to focus its efforts in service provision on emergency situations. This project seeks to support UNHCR in assessing the impacts of these policy shifts.

The project is undertaken in cooperation with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi). ISDC’s role in the project is to provide quantitative estimates of the impact of humanitarian-development cooperation on refugees and host communities in Jordan and Kenya. The analyses will use existing microdata to identify various types of cooperation at both policy and operational levels and to study their impacts on social and economic inclusion.

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