With an increase in the duration of displacement, in protracted situations, donor policy is shifting from focusing on humanitarian aid to development, including livelihood funding. The UK Aid-World Bank-UNHCR Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement Research program presented studies that examined the cost effectiveness of proposed livelihood interventions in displacement contexts along with a perspective from Ecuador.
Building the Evidence on Forced Displacement: An Overview of the Research Program and Labor Market findings – Paolo Verme, Senior Economist, World Bank.
Jobs and Forced Displacement: Labor Market Impacts and Cost of Jobs Support – Kirsten Schuettler and Jan von der Goltz, Economists with the World Bank.
Presentation from the Ministry of Labor Ecuador, Karen Bravo, Undersecretary of Labor, Government of Ecuador.
Good Practices and Lessons-learned from Ecuador Giovanni Bassu, UNHCR Representative, Ecuador.
This was followed by a discussion moderated by Björn Gillsäter, Head of the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement with contributions from Ellen Lee, Policy Officer, Office of Policy and Resource Planning, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State. Annemieke de Jong, Head of Portfolio Refugee Livelihoods, IKEA Foundation.