Partnership for improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities (PROSPECTS)

The global reality of protracted displacement

While forcibly displaced persons face specific vulnerabilities, including psychological trauma, lack of opportunity and protection risks, host communities struggle to pursue their own development efforts in an environment that has been transformed by a large influx of newcomers.

As displacement has become increasingly protracted, responses are focusing more on durable solutions backed by more dignified, inclusive and comprehensive programmes for refugees and the communities that host them.

These responses need to be rapidly consolidated through significant international support built on a foundation of robust and effective partnerships that maximize synergies and leverage comparative advantages. With this in mind, a new Partnership initiative has been launched, spearheaded by the Government of the Netherlands and bringing together the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank.

Publications

  1. Refugees and the Egyptian Labour Market: An analysis of the potential role of employers’ organizations

    25 October 2021

    This report aims to create the foundation for social dialogue, by better understanding the position of employers on the topic of refugees and their economic inclusion in Egypt.

  2. Quality assurance and accreditation in technical and vocational education and training in Lebanon

    21 October 2021

    This report analyses quality assurance and accreditation mechanisms in Lebanon in light of regional and global best practices to inform efforts towards the development of a national quality assurance framework.

  3. Assessment of Public Employment Services and Active Labor Market Policies in Kenya

    12 October 2021

    In the context of the PROSPECTS programme on forced displacement, the ILO and the National Employment Authority (NEA) in Kenya commissioned a comprehensive rapid assessment to determine the feasibility, nature and scope of employment service strengthening and modernization particularly in the major refugee-hosting counties of Garissa and Turkana.

  • "We need to make sure that when the ILO intervenes to provide market access for refugees, that we also have very much in our minds the needs of host communities, which are already suffering from difficult labour market conditions and high levels of unemployment."

    Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General