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OECD Development Co-operation Working Papers

OECD Development Co-operation Working Papers cover work on understanding aid flows, strengthening aid delivery and improving development policy. Topics include, among others, aid statistics and architecture, aid effectiveness, capacity development, development co-operation systems and management, evaluation of development programmes, as well as the relationship between development and trade, conflict and fragility, environment, gender equality, governance and poverty reduction.

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Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations?

Displacement is at a historic high, with over 65 million individuals currently displaced. The world is facing a refugee crisis that is unprecedented in scale. A large number of evaluations look at different aspects of programming in response to refugee crises in developing countries. This paper covers the key areas and priority topics related to forced displacement identified by the Development Assisstance Committee Temporary Working Group on Refugees and Migration. It draws from evaluation findings to highlight key lessons and recommendations for positive change going forward.

Key topics covered in the paper include: lessons on bridging the gap between humanitarian and development programming; efforts to strengthen international response to protracted crises; lessons on whole-of-government approaches in refugee contexts; learning from work in urban settings; improving access to employment and quality education; new financing mechanisms for refugee crises in middle income countries; and lessons on financing in response to the Syria crisis. The paper highlights the evaluation work of DAC members and aims to help strengthen the evidence base to improve response to situations of displacement in developing countries.

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Keywords: refugee employment, urban settings, population movements, conflict and fragility, forced displacement, resilience protracted crises, evaluation, education, donors, fragile states, Syria, refugee children, Jordan, root causes of conflict, South Sudan, protracted displacement, refugee crisis, humanitarian and development nexus, drivers of conflict, refugees, Afghanistan, stabilisation, refugee crises in middle income countries, funding channels, Lebanon, financing mechanisms, secondary displacement, policy coherence, whole-of-government, Somalia
JEL: R23: Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics / Household Analysis / Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics: Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics; F53: International Economics / International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy / International Agreements and Observance; International Organizations; O19: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations; J61: Labor and Demographic Economics / Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers / Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers; O15: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Economic Development / Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration; I31: Health, Education, and Welfare / Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty / General Welfare; Well-Being; L31: Industrial Organization / Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise / Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs; Social Entrepreneurship; F55: International Economics / International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy / International Institutional Arrangements; K37: Law and Economics / Other Substantive Areas of Law / Immigration Law; L38: Industrial Organization / Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise / Public Policy; F51: International Economics / International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy / International Conflicts; Negotiations; Sanctions
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