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Designing Livelihood Programmes for Displaced Populations in Urban Settings in Afghanistan: Labour Market Assessment in Afghanistan and Pakistan


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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Internal Displacement, Livelihoods, Refugees/IDPs, Urban
Agency:DRC - Danish Refugee Council
Date published:January 2013
Publisher:Samuel Hall Consulting

The urban challenge of integrating returnees and internally displaced populations in Afghanistan has been widely reported – most recently at a high-­-level National IDP Policy consultation, where the rise of urban informal settlements was singled out as a key concern for practitioners and policy makers. At a time when the political and economic transition are leading to greater migration to urban centres, it is more than ever necessary to zoom in on the feasibility of reintegration and local integration as durable solutions to displacement. One way of doing so is by addressing the mismatch between labour supply and labour demand that currently prevents returnees and IDPs from stepping out of a cycle of enduring poverty

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