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The Global Compact on Refugees: Towards a Theory of Change?

This article argues that the Refugee Compact must have a clear-sighted theory of change on how to translate text into practice. The author distinguishes between obligations to refugees within a State’s jurisdiction as defined by law (‘asylum’), and commitments to...

Indicators for the Global Compact on Refugees

This brief article considers the kinds of indicators that might be appropriate to measure the implementation of the Refugee Compact, focusing on the compact’s fundamental principles “to operationalize the principles of burden- and responsibility-sharing to better...

A Global Academic Network on Refugees: Some Unanswered Questions

This article discusses the proposal in the Refugee Compact for a global academic network on forced displacement and statelessness “to facilitate research, training and scholarship opportunities which result in specific deliverables in support of the objectives of the...

Responsibility Sharing: From Principle to Policy

This article discusses whether the Global Compact on Refugees (Refugee Compact) provides sufficient specificity on responsibility sharing to address the lack of binding commitments on responsibility sharing in the 1951 Refugee Convention and New York Declaration for...

The Effects of Foreign Aid on Refugee Flows

This article analyzes whether, and to what extent, foreign aid is effective in tackling the root causes of flight and reducing the flow of refugees. The authors: (a) analyze whether inflows of foreign aid are effective in reducing the total outflows of refugees from...

Migration in Libya: A Spatial Network Analysis

Libya is both a transit hub for legal and illegal migration as well as a destination country for international migrants, including refugees. This paper provides an empirical assessment of migration patterns to, within, and from Libya during 2017 and 2018. The analysis...

Jobs Interventions for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

This literature review summarizes: (a) evidence on the impact of forced displacement on economic outcomes for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs); and (b) existing knowledge on jobs interventions for refugees and IDPs. The authors include both...

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