Economic integration into host communities in times of Covid-19: how to ease the impact of Covid-19 on displaced populations in low- and middle-income countries

Kuhnt, Jana / Kirsten Schüttler
External Publications (2021)

published on, 16.04.2021

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Access to the labour market plays an essential role in allowing displaced populations to sustain their livelihoods and integrate into their host communities. Long-term displacement situations and a decline in resettlement have spurred the quest for local integration (UNHCR, 2019). The majority of displaced populations are hosted by neighbouring low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where the Covid-19 pandemic places additional strain on scarce resources.

About the author

Kuhnt, Jana

Development Economist


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