Special Newsletter on Displacement Financing - June 2021
ReDSS and its partners are very pleased to share with you a set of analysis on Displacement Financing in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The research was conducted by Lydia Poole, with financial support provided by FCDO, Danida, and the EU.
Using financing tactically to create an enabling environment for solutions to displacement: the study takes a closer look at how aid-financing can be calibrated to promote inclusion, protection, and consideration of the specific needs of displaced people. This is particularly important in situations of forced displacement, where challenges are not only humanitarian or developmental, they are often first and foremost political, and therefore related to ensuring the rights and protections of displaced people.
See below the links to the regional synthesis and the country case studies as well as insights from ReDSS staff who have contributed to the analysis.
Somalia themes: social protection, area based planning and sustainable housing solutions
ReDSS Staff - Key Insights from the Studies
"My key learning from the Displacement Financing study is that we need to think about transitional financing options to address the complexity of displacement.
The study explores the underserved gap between humanitarian and development financing in these communities. It makes it very clear that it is not a case of simply 'when one stops the other starts', rather they are very inter-linked."
"Ethiopia has a complex displacement context, consisting of significant populations of refugees and internally displaced persons.
The aid landscape in Ethiopia has traditionally consisted of separate structures and systems responding to these distinct populations. The study recommends strategically engaging at regional state and local levels to support context-specific, area-based approaches can offer a more comprehensive and sustainable way forward."
"For Somalia, the Study offers thoughtful findings and recommendations to one of the greatest conundrums of our time, financing displacement.
It contains insights on how to scale-up and effectively integrate durable solutions into the wider development agenda in Somalia. Crucially, it marries this broader vision to the specific needs and vulnerabilities of the 2.9 million displaced individuals currently in Somalia. "