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 this cooperation in four country case studies: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Jordan, and Niger.
The project is undertaken in cooperation with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), who lead on the qualitative research and on the overall coordination of this project.
ISDC’s role in this project is to provide quantitative estimates of the impact of humanitarian-development cooperation on refugees and host communities in Ethiopia and Jordan. The impact evaluation will use existing microdata to identify various types of cooperation at both policy and operational levels and to study their impacts on the lives and livelihoods of displaced persons.