JDC Literature Review

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Dynamic Refugee Matching

Asylum seekers are often assigned to a locality in their host country based on uninformed random mechanisms, which do not consider the characteristics of the asylum seekers in the matching process. Consequently, this approach may lead to an inefficient and unfair...

The Return to Big City Experience: Evidence from Danish Refugees

The authors exploit the random settlement policy for refugees in Denmark between 1986-1998 to examine the effect of locations on refugees’ wages. During this period, the Danish government assigned 80,000 refugees across 271 municipalities, in proportion to local...

Learning from the Jordan Compact

At the 2016 donor conference in London, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey committed to improving economic opportunities for Syrian refugees; and Jordan announced a compact to provide 200,000 work permits for Syrian refugees. By January 2018, 80,000 work permits were...

Kakuma as a Marketplace

This report aims to understand Kakuma as a potential market and identify business opportunities and challenges for the private sector, including commercial firms, social enterprises and local entrepreneurs. Based on a survey of 1,400 households in the refugee camp...

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