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Livelihoods programming and its influence on secondary migration


Written by Richard Mallett, Clare Cummings, Jessica Hagen-Zanker

Improving access to work, as well as livelihoods programming itself, is required if the lives and livelihoods of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia are to improve.

This article (p. 51–54) details the logics and limits of livelihoods programming on migrant decision-making and suggests a way forward for improving livelihoods programming to better align  interventions with both the intended beneficiaries’ need and the dynamics of the local context.

Published in Forced Migration Review 58, 'Economies: rights and access to work': When people are forced to leave their homes, they usually also leave behind their means of economic activity. In their new location, they may not be able, or permitted, to work. This has wide-ranging implications. This issue includes 22 articles on the main feature theme of Economies: rights and access to work. It also includes two ‘mini-features’, one on Refugee-led social protection and one on Humans and animals in refugee camps.

Richard Mallett, Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Clare Cummings and Nassim Majidi