Prospects-powered solutions

Testing and scaling new approaches to forced displacement

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Responding to the challenges of today’s protracted displacement crises requires a new paradigm – one in which development and humanitarian actors, governments, the private sector, and forcibly displaced persons and host communities themselves are meaningfully engaged as partners in designing and implementing solutions.   

This is the vision of PROSPECTS – a groundbreaking multi-year programme financed by the Government of the Netherlands that aims to improve living conditions for millions of people who have been forced to flee their homes and for the communities that host them. First launched in 2019, PROSPECTS brings together the International Finance Corporation (IFC), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Bank (WB), and other stakeholders to test and scale new approaches to forced displacement in eight hosting countries in the Middle East and North Africa and Eastern and Southern Africa regions – Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Sudan, and Uganda

This paper showcases a selection of flagship programmes developed and implemented under the first phase of PROSPECTS between 2019 - 2024. These PROSPECTS-powered case studies demonstrate what works in responding to forced displacement, with the aim of inspiring replication across PROSPECTS countries and beyond.  

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