Market-based livelihood interventions for refugees and host communities

This training course supports practitioners working with refugee communities in the design of livelihood interventions based on a solid understanding of market trends and demand. It applies the "Making markets work for the poor" (M4P) approach and draws upon the experiences and lessons learnt from the ILO-UNHCR collaboration as well as from ILO projects implementing the approach in different countries.

Who attends this course?

This training is of interest to anybody who works at the intersection of humanitarian and development programming. It specifically targets practitioners responsible for livelihood activities in their own projects with little or no knowledge of the M4P approach.
Participants at previous editions of this training included staff from CARE International, UNHCR, CGAP, Belgian Development Agency, CARITAS, IFRC, Danish Refugee Council, Norwegian Refugee Council, IOM and many more.

What will I learn?

  • Day 1: Frameworks for regulating refugee economic inclusion. The market systems framework and its relevance for refugees
  • Day 2: Finding the right sector for refugees. Market systems analysis: analytical tools to identify market constraints and opportunities
  • Day 3: Market systems analysis and market systems strategy: creating a vision
  • Day 4: Market systems development: facilitation, partnerships, and implementation. Articulating results chains.
  • Day 5: Open space: financial inclusion, business training, legal support

What will I be able to do?

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
  • understand the M4P approach and its relevance for refugees,
  • design and facilitate market-based livelihood programmes that are economically viable and that comply with refugees’ protection needs, apply good practices from real-life case studies.
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